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VOL.   17
The  Leading  Newspaper
in the
$1.50 Yearly
No 415
Indian Agent's Report For
Cultivating Reserve. Ranching and Stock   Raising-
Great Prosperity Among Indians.
British .Columbia,
Koolenay Agency,
Steele, April 22.
Frank Pedloy, Esq.,
Deputy Supt. General of Indian
Affairs, Ottawa.
Sir,—I hnve tho honor to submit
my report for the year ended Marcli
31,   IHU.
Location of Agency.—The agency In
in the southeast part of British Columhla. and is bounded by the Rocky
mountains on thc north, and east, by
th' states of Montana, Idaho, and
Washington on the south, and by thc
Okanagan agency on thc wost.
St. Mary's Band No.   I.
Tribe or Nation.—The Indians of
this band are Kootenays.
Reserve.—The St. Mary's hand has
a reserve lying near the Kootm ay
nnd St. Mary's rlverB, and conslste
of bottom and bench lands, covered
wit1, good merchantable tinibor, end
hai an area of 17,425 acres; Isidore
reserve ls south of Steele and contains 680 acres, mostly bottom-land;
the hay reserve at Bummers Flat,
190 acres; tho Mlyuke reserve, 160
acros; the industrial school reserve,
33 acres, kept in a high state of cultivation ; the agency resorvo, Hi
Population.—Tho population of the
band is   212.
Health and Sanitation.—Tho health
of the band tor the past year haa
been good, and tho sanitary conditions at the village continue to Improve. The usual spring cleaning
hns been attended to.
Occupations.—The principal industries of the band are farming and
stock-raising. The pupils find work
in the nearby towns and in the lum-
bor camps. They aro souiht after
by the different bands to assist ln
haying and harvesting, and have
proved themselves meful and Industrious.
Buildings.—Thc Indian dwellings at
the Bt. Eugene vlllece are of lumber
and as a rule neat, comfortable, well
lighted and ventilated. The buildings ,on the reserve are ot logs.
Stock.—There stock conslBtB of
horses and cattle, which they look
carefully after, and attend to in the
Farm Implements.—They are fairly
well supplied with wagons, ploughs,
harrows, mowers, rakes and useful
garden tools.
Characteristics and Progress.—They
are, as a rule, industrious and progressive.
Temperance    and     Morality—With
very few exceptions, they are a temperate and mornl-livlng hand.
Tobacco Plains Band No.   2
Tribe or Nation.—The members of
this band are Kootenays.
Reserve.—The reserve ls near the
international boundnry, close to the
state of Montana, and ls open prairie
land with a good doal of scattered
timber on lt, and has an area of 10,-
S60 acreB.
Population.—Tho population of the
hand ls   57.
Honlth and Sanitation.—Tho health
of tho band has been excellent lor the
year Just closed.
Occupations.—The Indians depend
on farming and stock raising as a
means of support. A few of tho
young men lind work in the sawmills in tho neighborhood, and others
hunt, trap and fish.
Buildings.—These are mostly of
logs and are situated on a bench.
The sanitary conditions are excellent
Stock.—They raise cattle and horses, and have a good market tor their
beef among the logging camps.
Farm Implements.—These consist
of ploughs, harrows, rakes, mowers,
v.-agons and sleighs.
Characteristics and Progress.—
They are making good progress and
have extended their farmB by putting
up new fences and repairing the old
Temperance     and    Morality.—They
are   a   very   temperate   and moral
Lower Columbia Lake Band No.   3
Tribe or Nation.—These Indians are
Reserve.—The reserve is in thc valley of the Columbia near Lake Windermere, and contains 8,456 acres of
good, open, timbered land, which has
a number of creeks running through
it, which the Indians utilize for Irrigation purposes.
Population.—The population of thc
band Is  72.
Health and Sanitation.—There hus
been very little sickness among the
Indians of this band for the past
season. They occupy tents during
the summer, which they move frequently, and which is greatly to he
commended from a sanitary standpoint.
Occupations.—The principal industries are farming and stock-raising.
They do some trapping, hunting and
fishing, and thc young men a6ylst the
settlers in the valley during the harvest and haying season.
Buildings.—These are principally of
logs. There are only one or two
frame buildings on the reserve.
Stock.—Their Btock consists of horses and cattle, and no band in the
agency has better stock. Thoy improve their herds by a good grade of
bulls and stallions, and find a ready
sale for the increase.
Farming Implements.—They are
well supplied with wagons, ploughs,
harrows, mowers and rakes, which
they carefully put under cover during
the winter.
Characteristics and Progress.—They
are very Industrious, and keep their
fences in repair, and are law-abiding
and are yearly becoming better off.
Temperance   and     Morality.—They
are a temperate and moral band.
Lower Kootenay Band No.   4.
Tribe or Nation.—These Indians are
' (Continued on Page   7.)
Will Install Power Plant
Dewitt, McCoy, Mead,
Scheft and Henderson were ln town
Thursday on business connected with
the Installation of a hydroelectric
power plant at Ball River.
Mr. Devltt, ls the senior merahor of
tho Chicago ilrm ol Dcvitt, Trimble
& Co., bankers, and Mr. McCoy Is
the senior member of McCoy ft Co.
bankers, of the same city. Professor D. W. Mead Is a consulting engineer of Madison, Wis,, and ll. IC.
Henderson Is the president of tho
Bull River Power Co., Mr. SchulU Is
a director of tho company.
The party stopped ln Cranbrook
tor a few hours, then took the flyer
for Spokane, returning Thursday
It ls learned that the Bril River
Power Co. will bo re-incorporated
under the name ot the Bull River
Hydro-Electric Power Co. Plans
are now being made for tbe installation of a hydro-electric power plant
of ten thousand horse power, and
tbat construction work will commence In January. The big flume whlcb
Is sixteen feet wide and seven
feet deep has boen completed, and
will be connected to the turbines by
eight ptpeB five feet In diameter and
two hundred and slity-llvc feet in
length. Tho tail from tho Hume to
the power plant Ib two hundred,and
sixty-live feet.
An official of the company wlll he
In Crnnhrook Bhortly to consider,the
question of power, and make' contracts for the same, and it Is the intention of tho new company to have
the plant ln working order (or the
transmission of power to points east
and west, ln tbe district by November   1,   1912.
Russia and Britain to
Invade Persia
London.—Affairs in Persia have
reached a stage which promises further encroachments upin the kingdom's Independence by Ttuus'a and
Great Britain. Sinco their rgree-
ment dividing tho country into spheres of influence, these two nations
appear to have worked In harmony
In the direction of gradual absorption. If Russia enforces Iier ultima
turn by occupying a part of lhe north
Great Britain is likely to toko a corresponding Btep In the south. Russia's ultimatum, which was presented to the Persian government more
than a week ago, declared that unless apology were made fur alleged
Insult to M. PetToH, the Rttiaian vice
consul, on the occasion of tho seizure
of the property of Shua-os-3uitanoh
the premier, Bnd Persia made other
reparation, Russia would occupy two
of the provinces in the north.
Died at Fort Steele
Four Dollar Bills are Spurious
Police departments throughout British Columbia have received advices from the secret
service officers of Cannda to bo
on tho watch and endeavor to
ascertain tlle source through
which counterfeit four-dollar
billB are being sent intu Cannda from the United States in
cousldornblo quantities. Tho
four dollar note of Canada ls
stated to be an exceedingly easy
one to counterfeit. The bogus
noteB which at present aro being circulated in Canada are
said to bo brought here by. Boom
Ingly Innocent Immigrants, and
by reason ol their low value,
are much more readily ncceptod
without special examination
than they would he if of larger
Meeting of Conservatives
The Cranbrook District Conservative Association, met in the Edison
theatre on Tuesday night. There
wafl a large attendance, mnny coming
from Fort Stoele, Kimberley, Marysville, Moyle, Wycllflo and other
points in the district. The meeting
was called for the purpose of electing
officers for the ensiling year.
President T. T. McVittie of Fort
Steele, occupied tho chair, P. DeVere
Hunt as secretary.
The minutes of tho last meeting
were read and on motion of Messrs.
Thompson and Manning adopted as
Tho committee on constitution and
by-laws reported progress, nud read
the constitution provided by tho
committee, which after some discussion was amended and adopted.
On motion of Messrs, Thompson
and Rimer, Hon. P.. I., fin-den, premier of Canada, Hon. Richard McBride, premier uf British Columbia,
and A. S. Goodeve, M.P. for Kootenay, wero elected honorary presidents.
Mr. T. T. McVittie of Fort Ftcclc,
wns elected president, G. H. Thompson of Cranbrook, vicc-nresldent, and
J. P. Fink ot Cranbrook, secrctary-
A hearty vote of thanks was tendered to the retiring officers.
The following delegates were then
elected to attend thc annual convention of New Westminster :
D. J. Elmer A. E. Watts
Dr. H. E. Hall N. Bnrdette
Jos Ryan G. Brick son
N. Hanson O. H. Thompson
W.  Rollins        . Mr.  Staples
A. J. Martin
It Is anticipated that the next convention of the provincial central association will be held at Cranbrook.
Coal Strike Ended
(Special to Prospector)
Fernie, Nov. 17.—The coal striko
is ended, miners havo rocorded big
majorities In favor of going to
Tho vote at Fernie was 465 in
favor of working, and   231 against.
Tho vote taken ou Thursday aud
Priday through the Crow's Nest Pass
upon the new agrocmont os drawn by
the scales committee at Frank, lias
been adopted by large majorities, an 1
will govern the wages of tho mine
workers of tbe district for the next
three and n half years. The vote of
the local unions was as follows :
For Against
Passburg    30 10
Lillle     4C 23
Bcllevue   96 IS
Michel    463 240
Fernie  405 231
Lethbridge     158 88
Blairmore     36 5
Hlllercst   118 14
Frank  3 98
Coleman    202 85 .
HoBmor    200 27
Total    1817 773
Majority   for working  1,044
This ends the largest and most bitterly fought strike which has taken
place in Canada, and its conclusion
is due to the efforts of Hon. Martin
Burrell, minister of Agriculture, who
succooded in getting both parties together and thus ending the strike,
It is expected that most of thc
men will be at work next week.
Arrested nt Cranhrook
Chief of police Corey Dow received a telegram from R. B. Dean superintendent of N.W.M.P., lat High
River, Alta., stating that two men,
brothers, John and Frank Laudkam-
mon were wanted on a charge of
obtaining goods under false prctene.
Chief Dow ascertained that the two
mon wanted arrived in Cranbrook on
Thursday night, with ten horses, en-
route for Pomeroy, Wash. Word was
sent on Friday morning Informing
Supt. Dean of the arreBt of the men.
A return wire stated that a constable had left High Rivor Friday morning with a warrant and to take them
back. ^
Meanwhile the horses are in Cranbrook awaiting the arrival of tbc
High River Constable,
On Friday the 10th during the
funeral rites of the late James Clark
hold at the Church of England, at
Fort Steele, an old timer, William
Itoull fell down. He was taken ont
nud attended to by Dr. Watt Immediately, but death had been instantaneous. The and occurrence was
totally unexpected, although Mr.
Doull has not been In tho bcBt o!
health lately, yet his early demise,
was not anticipated. Ho waB about
seventy years of ago, well liked and
respected as a man of hit word by
all wltb whom he came in contact,
J. Henderson, Postmaster
A communication was received by
the Conservative executive committee
of Cranbrook, from Ottawa on Thurs
day which stated that James B.
Henderson had been appointed postmaster at Cranbrook. This communication was signed by the postmaster
general, Hon. Louis Pellletler.
The appointment of Mr. Henderson,
which will he received hy the citizens
of Cranbrook with great interest and
pleasure. Thc appointment of
postmaster has been the subject ol
considerable discussion and speculation during the past month, for the
reason that immediately after the
Dominion elections Mr. Jackson was
appointed by the defeated Laurier
Mr. R. E. Beattie, a strong parti
san and active worker in the Liberal
party Ior tho past twelvo years was
postmaster. Mr. Beattie knew tbat
his political actions were offensive to
tho Conservative citizens of Cran
brook, nnd for this reason he was
sure to he retired and a new appointment made. Immediately alter tbe
elections Mr. Beattie rcsignod, and
many local Liberals, Including Mr.
Beattie recommended the appointment of Mr. Jackson who Is also a
strong Liberal. The appointment
was made In short order, with the
expectation, that as Mr. Jackson
was a competent and popular citizen
that such a shrewd move, sharp
practice, would ln a few days be
overlooked. But the diplomats ol
the local Liberal party reckoned
wrongly, nnd laughed first, saying
tbat the appointment was made and
that waB the end ol lt.
If Mr, Boattle had resigned and
Mr. Jackson had boen appointed before tho elections, thero la not a
Conservative In Cranbrook thnt
would have mado an objection. Tho
work of the local "Czar" waB too
coarao, and the appointment of Mr,
Jackson was the subject of much criticism, and was taken up by thc
Conservative party who rccommendod
Mr. Henderson's appointment. ' Mr,
Henderson wlll ho sworn In as postmaster during tho next few days.
Wc might say tor tho benefit of our
Liberal friends, that even In politics
"tbey laugh best who laugh last."
A quiet and pretty wedding too't
place nt "high noon" on Wednesday
at tho residence of the bride's parents; Mr. and MrB. M. McEachern,
when the Rev. C. O. Main united ln
tnarriago Mr. Fred ' A. Small of
Kingsgate, to Miss Lexitna Mae McEachern of this city.
The bride was supported by Miss
L. M. Scott, and the groom by Mr.
V. L. Bailey of Eastport, Idaho.
The bride was neatly gowned ln a
travelling suit of navy blue and picture list. After the ceremony, a
dainty wedding lunch was served,
which wns heartily partaken of hy
the parents and friondB ot the happy
The presents were numerous and
costly and testified to the popularity
of the contracting parties In Cranbrook.
Mr. nnd Mrs. Small 1,0ft on the
Spokane flyer for the const. On their
return they will reside at Kings-
A very pleasant ceremony was per
formed at the home of Mr. nnd Mrs.
J. M. Boyes when Mrs. Boyes' sister
Miss Ethel Maude Passmore and Mr.
W. J. Leonard were joined together
In holy wedlock. Father Plimondon
Tho bride was dressed in white
satin trimmed with seed pearls and
wore a tulle bridle veil holding tn
her hand a bouquet made ol white
rose buds and lilies of the valley.
MIsb M. Passmore, sister to the.
bride, acted as bridesmaid and wore
a dress of white embroidered net,
and carried a bouquet of pink carnations.
Tho bride waB the recipient of a
beautiful pearl pendant a gift of thc
bridegroom. Thc bridesmaid also
received a gold bracelet.
After the ceremony the brldo and
bridegroom with their ninny friends
sat down to cnioy tho splendid dinner provided The table bolng heavily ladened with nil the good things
applicable to sueh an occasion, tbc
centre being adorned with the largo
wedding cake.
Mr. nnd Mrs. Leonard left, on tho
nftornoon train for Winnipeg brooking their Journey at Lethbridgo nnd
Medicine Hat.
The Prospector Joins with tholr
mnnv friends In all the good wishes
for the future.
Widow of Famous Ex-Priest
Worcester, Mass., Nov. 8.—
Mrs. Euphcmle Chlntquy, widow
of Rev. Charles Cliinlquy, of
Montreal, who attracted considerable attention many years
ago by withdrawing from the
Roman Catholic Church, of
which he was a priest, and devoting thc remainder af bis life
to an attack on that faith,
died here at the home of ber
son-in-law, Rev. Samuel C. Do-
lagnoau. Mrs. Chlnlquy was
77 years old. She was a native of tho provinco ot Quoboc,
and, after the death ot ber husband In Montreal a tow yoars
ago, came to Worcester to live
with her daughter.
Further Census Returns
Tlie second census returns has been
announced, and as lar as Southeast
Kootenay is coucernod it is vory unsatisfactory. It would look as if,
judging from the figures announced,
that preconcerted action had been
taken to make tbe wost pay dearly
lor not supporting the Laurier administration.
For instance, the latest returns
give Cranbrook a population of
2,366, Fertile 1,287, and Fort Steele
While the above figures are quite
flattering to Cranbrook, showing
that it is tho largeBt city I'n South-
cast Kooteuay, yet the poople of this
city realize that tho population ls
much larger than tbe returns show.
Three years ago tho census of tho
city was taken by munlcii al council.
Constable Adams was appointed enmn
iirsfor Tim returns showed ►. population of about 2,500 within the corporation limits of the city. Since
tlmt time' the population of Cranbrook has grown rapidly, and conservative estimates places the figures at
close to 4,000. The city directory
compiled by,Mr. W. W. Scott shows
that there are over 1400 householders
In the city, nnd with an average of
three to every house bolder the population should bo about 4,500. If
Slaterville and the north, oast nnd
soutb additions were given to Cranlirook we would hnve a population ol
over   5,500.
Thc figures for Fernie nre also dis
heartening, for careful estimates Indicated over 6,000, while the returns
Bhow but   1,287.
It Ib the opinion ot business men
throughout thc district that proper
numeration should bo given to Cranbrook and Fernie, nnd that a new
census should be taken.
Opening   of   Parliament
Animated Scene When   Strong   Array   of   Ministers
and Members Take Seats
Ottawa.—The new parliamfnt van
formally constituted at noon Wedix*.-.-
day la.it, when tho membern took the
oath of allegiance in thn common!)
chamber, nml signed the roll under
the direction ot Dr. T. B, KU \e,
clerk of the commons, nnd wiih
Henry O'Brien, Inw clerk of the common.*., and Colonel H. I). .Smith. n*r-
geant at arm*- an commissioners.
The oath It) ns follows :
"I do swear tlmt I will he faithful
and hear true Allegiance to lln. Ma
jesty King George V. ho help me
Ood." 1'remier Uorden was ihe
tirst to sign the roll with Hon. Y,
D. Monk second, and Hir Wilful
Laurier third. Thc clerk stood at
thc long tulile uf the hoti.se witli the
roll open before him, a handsomely
bound and embossed Volume. Bach
member took the oath, wrote his
name in the book and thun became
formally entitled to take his s.nt in
the house.
The Bcene in the chamber was an
inlereKting and animated one. The
members of both widen crowded to
gether to the table, strong political
opponents writing their names Hi te
by aide in the book. Some eighty
new members, wore present nnd spent
the interval in making acquaintance
ot nldfcr parliamentarians, and bei ig
initiated into the lesser mysterieB of
the house on matters of procedure.
The roll signed today is the twelfth
roll of the Canadian parliament it
flmls a [''ace wllh Its eleven predecessor.* in thc archives of parliament.
The house met nt three o'clock
without a speaker, though the iww
"hair had arrived nnd wn» in position. The chair was especially built
In Montreal, It Is a massive structure of carved oak, and bears the
carved monogram of the new speaker, whose property It will become.
There were very fnw vacant (.eats
In the house of commons at three
o'clock. Tho interest attached to
the change of government was sufn-
cie.it to bring practically all the
membera to the capital for the opening ilay. Premier Borden was in the
senate, but the majority of his col-
leaguea wore in their placet.
In the front row eat Hon. W.
White. Hon. Y. Monk. Hon. O. E.
Poster, Hon. Robert Rogers, Hon,
Frank Cochrane nnd behind them
were Hon, Sam rtbghes, Hon. Dr.
Held, Hon, J. I». Hazen. Hon. Dr.
Roche, Hon. H. II. Nantel. and two
ministers without portfolio, Hon. G.
Perley nnd Hun.  A.  K.  Kemp.
To the loft of the speaker sat Sir
Wilfrid Laurier in Mr. Borden's old
seat, Tho ex-premler glanced curiously across the way at the ministerial bencbos, but thore was nothing in
the play of his features to Indicate
his feelings. On his left, in the
front row sat Hon. Charles Marclle,
ex-speaker, Hon. H. Rmerson, Hon.
Rudolph Lemieux, Hon. William
pugsley and on hln left Hon. Prank
Oliver, Hon. Charles Murphy, Hon.
Dr. Behind and Jacques Bureau, ex-
Boticitor general.
At ten minutes pnst three o'clock
Major Ht. Dennis Lemoine, sergeant*
at arms, in his capacity of acting
speaker, knocked at the door and
after three obeisances, which were a
credit for a tirst performance, BOn-
moned the commonera to the senate
chamber. There bis honor, Speaker
Landry bad taken his seat for tbe
flrHt time, Hir Charles Fit-zpatrlck,
dept ity governor-general, formally
charged the commoners wltb the
duty of electing a speaker nnd they
drifted back to the commons chamber. The entry of Premier Borden
into the common/, chamber with the
members wns, of course, made the
occasion for a hearty demonstration.
Tbey pounded their desks vlgororttly
and then rose to their feet and cheered again and again. When the premier rose to nominate Dr. 8pro.Ce
for the speakership, he was greeted
with more clapping and cheering.
Agricultural Association
Receiving of Auditor's Report
Was Not Bill Miner
Mistaken for the notorious train
robber, "Bill" Minor, followed by
amateur sleuths lor days, questioned
by regular detectives, and finally In
troduced by his friends as tho train
robber, has been the late William
Noble, government road inspector ol
Nelson, B.C., who has been in the
city Ior some days past, says the
Calgary News-Telegram.
Mr. Noble wus in the city belore
the story of tlie arrest ol Miner iu
Georgia was published, and for several days was pointed to as the desperado for whom a reward was out,
and It was not until the story ot
Miner's arrest became public that
many who bad met Mr. Noble were
convinced that he was not the robber wanted hy thc police ol Canada
nnd thc United States.
The road inspector Is Miner's double and during the time that the train
robber was operating around Kain
loops, was several times held up an 1
questioned by policemen who were
not aware of his identity until he
bad produced his credentials,
HiB appearance In the city following thc story tn tho effect tint Min
or was bonding In this direction, nn'
was supposed to be ln Calgary, cnus
ed many to believe that Mr. N*obli
was the old train robber and seeine
this Impression was gaining ground,
many of bis friends Introduced htm
as Miner, swearing tbe people they
Introduced lilm to into keeping
matter quiet.
It was not until Mr. Noblo
town and the story ol Miner's arroat
In Georgia was published that many
of those whom he met here awoke to
tho fnct that thoy hnd been duped,
tho resemblance between the two mer
being ho pronounced. Mr. Noble derived a lot. of amusement from being
taken for the old train robber, but
wns glad when the arrest ol the real
"Bill" Miner wan chronicled,
H. M. Canadian Ships
Ottawa,—It Is olncla.'y nnnotmcM
that his mnlcsty tbe Klin Iw i'™"
lonely permitted the navnl forces ot
Cnnnda to reserve the Htyle ot the
lneal Canadian navy. A ship ol
that navy will be designated ns
"Hla Majesty's Canadian Ship."
A meeting of the Cranbrook Agricultural Association was beld In the
committee rooms ol the Cranbrook
hotel on Wednesday night tor tbe
purpose ol heating thc report ot tho
(air committee and the auditors' report for the year.
The auditor's report was then read
which showed that the tall fair wus
a financial success.
V. J. Deane wae elected aa a delegate to attend the Convention ot the
provincial association, in conjunction
with T. Cnven, M.P.P., which will
be held in Victoria some time ln
The next meeting ol the local association will be held ln January at
which the annual election ol officers
wlll bo hold.
Cranbrook, B.C., Nov. 15,1911.
Cash for units $11 W.M Prizes $2254.50
Advts. in prize list    135.00 Judges'  expenses      10.00
Membership tees    182.00 Printing, stamps A stationery   231.46
B. C. Government  2'J00.00, Ubor and clerical help    183.20
Subscriptions    "92.00 Incidental  expenses    101.95
Sale of hay       3.15 | Advertising    156.46
Loan on  mortgage  3000.00  Sec.  ex.  to Victoria    100.00
Rent ot stable       4.00 Interest on note for above....      3.00
Gntc receipts  1165.65 Hoc. salary to Oct.   31    250.00 ■
Rent of stands      20.00  Insurance    100.00
Rent of refreshment booth....     35.00 I Auditor's tee     30.00
Notes discounted ...$435.20 'City band     100.00
loss noteB returned $150.00 I Payments on grounds  3642.75
285.20 Payments  nn  buildings  2126.05
Rebate of interest       2.00  Interest on note       1.20
Cash on hand and in bank....   302.44
Units sold $2130.00
Units transferred from
Cranbrook Park Ass
stock  holders $1726.00
Grounds $5367.75
Buildings and fixtures  5431.49
Accounts Receivable—
Exhibit stands unpaid.-.$50.60,
Subscriptions  unpaid. ....$60.00
Women's  Institute ....$ 5.00
A. S. Goodeve unpaid.  $10,00
Notes held by tank    300.00
''nits allotted, not	
Covered by ensh ot note  -330.00
i'ash In band and in bank    :in'2.U
Mortgage  3000.00
Obk. Hash A Door Co.$2550,69
Christian   * Jones    664.75
K.  T.   Lines       1.20
\ .1. Brault      10.00
; W.   E.  Worden      43.50
'f'bk.Electric Light Co.      7.55
t'hk. Rill Posting Ag..     12.00
Balance nf assets over liabilities  17S1.99
$111156.68 I
Debtor— .      Creditor—
Prizes $2854.60  Advts. in prize list $ 185.00
nidges'  fees      40.00  Membership fees  1M.O0
'tinting,       stationery     and              ll. C. Government grant  900.00
stamps    M2.46  .luir.crlt-tinns  paid  792.00
•-111 nr nnd clerical help     183.20   I hi"   ot   buy  8.16
iirldental  expenses    176.20 (lam  receipts  1166.76
Idveitlelng    165.46   Rent nl stable  4.00
■lec. ex. to Victoria    103.00 Bent, of stands  20.00
lec. salary to Oct,   31    260.00 Bent ol nlreshment booth  35.00
'tisurnnee    I0C.00 Interest rebate  2.00
AU(llto"'« lee      30.00 Account  nnd sub   owing  126.00
city  hand    ldfl.OO Balance   (lose)  323.21
Interest  1.20
$3627.01' $8627.01
Oertlflod correct.
Better Terms For Municipalities   Shatter  and   Chaff
Victoria. B.C.—Better terms f0r
municipalities fro.11 tho provincial
government was the plea made by
W. H. May ward, M.P.P., before a
session of the tax commission held
at Duncans today. His arguments
wer? that rival municipalities were
entitled to other sources of revenue
than are now ni.en to them for
school purposes, that a tax of ten
cents an acre should be imposed upon all lands within the province to
form a fund for education, anl that
the revenue tax should be handed over to the municipalities for BCho tl
purposes without reducing the present appropriations from the provin
cial revenue for that purpose.
Mr. Hayward pointed out that the
only sohool tax available in rural
municipalities outside ol govern nent
grants was through thf taxes on real estate, in unorganized municipalities the school trustees may levy
an assessment upon real estate, personal   property   and income.    This,
he considered «*.. unfair discrimination. In unorganized school districts, under thc existing system, the
taxes were exceedingly Blow in coming In and in many cases did not
come in at all. He proposed that
on an assessment being made the
government should advance the
money, reimbursing itself when it
collected  thr taxes.
He went on to point out that nearly every municipality was working
up to its limit and u. many cases
was unable to do things that Bhould
be done. lu short, lie considered
that thc municipalities had a claim
for better terms, and to further support his contention he pointed out
that in connection with roads the
government derives the taxes from
motor cars, none of which goes to
the municipality, although the motors add greatly to thc cost of raa|i-
taining roads. The commission ha*
now concluded its public sessions.
Earnest and Facetious
cleanses, points out the objectionable
parts, and readers the work interesting.
Now let us take the word talent,
Talent, and (ienius, are often confounded, strictly speaking they apply
to distinct exercises Ot tlio same general power, namely great strottgth of
intellect. Genius is connected, more
or less with the exorcise- of imagina
of    British    Sovereign
London.—When a monarch enters
the literary arena, the works ot his:
subjects, however compelling in Interest, have to ta'ie second place.
This was the rase when "The Life!
and Letters of Queen Victoria" appeared, and a similar state nt things
will presently be seen when thc
speeches of the British sovereign an;
published in book form. The extracts include many of his utterances
when Prince of Wales, when to a remarkable extent he caught the ear.
of the people with a speech which
had as its refrain the warning,
"Wake Up,  Kngland."
The following among other sayings
will be found in King George's book:1
"Every day we recognize more fully tho importance of education, not:
only to the individual life, but to)
the life of the nation."
"Those who know tbe happiness of:
home life can sympathize with every j
effort  made    tt) secure similar  bless
ings to their fellow-creatures."
Canadian business men will endorse
what the British sovereign has to
say about the value of th* advertising :
"Experience has shown that even in
the case of firms having an established reputation and world-wide commerce, attempts to discontinue advertising have usually been followed
by a diminution in the sales affected, and it is not imrea.-o.iable to assume that the neglect by Great Britain of one of tiie most Important
forms of national advertisement
would he equally detrimental to her
interest:! sh a manufacturing country."
There will be a widespread echo o'
his further statement that "the foundations of national glory are Bet In
the homes of the people. They will
only remain unshaken while the family life ((f our race and nation is
strong,  simple and   Dure."
The post ottlce authorities will not
permit the Chicago Vice Commissions
report to go through the mails. This
valuable document is of inestimable
value from an ethical and hygienic
standpoint, and the community
would he greatly benefited by its circulation. It is arrant folly to live
in a sort of fools' paradise, aud thc
worst form of crass  stupidity is     to
attempt the ignoring oi palpable
tacts. We must recognise bhe dung
ers to the using generation lot
which loathsome vice (mastjueia Hug
in the garb of innocent amusement)
is directly responsible In our big
cities The immediate, amelioration
and ultimate eradication ot a disease
can be undertaken intelligently just
as soon as we properly comprehend
its manifold contributory causes—
and uo sooner. Prevention is better
than cure, aud tlie Vice Commission
has a remedy to siiggent for these
evils. lt is a regrettable fact, however, that so many people nowadays
mistake ignorance for innocence.
We do not mean to infer by this
that such reports -hould bo given into the hands of infantiles but rather
that -they should be in s-nne place to
which responsible persona have »c-
*ess As it at present is the good
that would accrue from such an Investigation as that obtained by the
commissioners is barred from any
one simply because *\r,e postal authorities wil! not allow it to be transmitted thro ..eh the mails in any
way, shape or form. The good,
then, obta ne i by this commission,
is to be locked up ;n the archives ol
the U.S.A.'s strong room an. every
city throughout the length and
breadth of this vast continent wlll
have to work its own salvation. Oh'
ye blind and foolish men. how much
better would the world be if a little
more tact was used in tbc dissimulation of reliable facts.
Cranbrook Public
Through the publicity we gave in
our laHt Issue to the above and a
list of the hooks both missing and
found thnt rightfully belong to the
Provincial Government but which
could junt as well form thc neuclus
to onr public library one book was
returned and we want to thank the
person concerned for so courteously
responding to our appeal. There
are oow some fifty-nine hooks missing scattered about tbo city and district, and we would ask that they be
returned nH soon ns possible.
We don't want anyone to think
that wo are doing this for ourselves,
not by nny means, bift we are of the
belief that it is for tho material good
and welfare of our city and the
young people who by these means desire to Increase their knowledge aud
fill an empty void in their winter evenings.
There nre many towns much smaller thnn Cranlirook that, arc proud to
Posbcbb a public library and Indirectly find It a benefit to the public at
large; therefore we ask why can't
Cranhrook with n population bordering on 5,00(1 inhabitants in the Immediate vicinity be the owner of
auch a valuable institution '.
We want you to look over your
book cases and everywhere imaginable that a book can lay and Bee if
you can not find one or the missing
Geo. W. Wilson
Taildermlstry   Treated    In    All    Its
Game Heads and    Hue Work n
Our Terms   arc   the   Huh*, write lor
Price   MmI.
Baynes^ Lake
The Adolph Trading company are
excavating for a large store to be
erected on the new addition to the
Baynes townsite.
Tho Rev. 0, o. Main or Cranhrook,
hold service in Baynes on Bunday.
Mrs. William Douglas whose hue-
hand hns been manager of the C.P.
H. construction camp left for Golden
Monday where she will apend tke
Mr. and Mrs. Biker have been iU
for the pnst week with la grippe but
are now slowly recovering.
Dr. Y.'Y. Bnunders has moved into
the bouse formerly occupied by J. A.
Mr. P. Backs has purchased a lot
of Mr. Hart and haB already commenced to break ground for a new
home into which he expects to remove his family about the last of
Mr. W. A. Barter who has been
station agent at Baynes for the last
five yearn left for a short trip before seeking now fields of employment.
Mr. P. Regan started improvement
on his land recently purchased from
D. W. Hart.
The J. A. Tormey family are no**'
occupying their new home hist completed.
Mrs.    James    Lea    entertained    a
party of   friends from  Baynes      and
Waldo last week in honor of Dr. and
j Mtb.   Saunders.
Quite a  bunch of BaynesiteB epent
; several  days last week hunting      on
; Hand    Creek.       They      report    two
groine anl one innocent little bunny.
Mr. Trended who now occupies the
house formerly owned hy Mr. Mann,
gave a bachelor dinner to his many
friends on Saturday evening. Tbe
guests said, "There were nine courses which  ol course were good.
Mra. Waiter Robertson spent Thurs
day at the home ol Mrs.  Saunders.
Mr. Percy Htoire has accepted a
position as storekeeper at camp five
for  the Baker  Lumber Co.
Mr, George Ingham was n caller at
the L, A. p. Smith home laat Friday.     Mr.   Ingham expects to return
, to Kdmnnton    where    he has a good
: position aB jeweller.
The Baynes Lake Construction Oo.
has Just completed a ramp for their
Thr Adolph Lumber Oo. arc installing a new engine in their planer
1 this week.
! Mr. and Mrs. David WatflOn left for
B&Vonu Tuesday.
j Mr. Watson hns heen ncting as pay
master for tho .fehsie Macdonald Oo.
»»nd has lived In Bnynes for the laat
aeven months.
We understand that Bernard Broa.
wlll log with tholr outfit this winter
for the Ctow'h Neat Paaa Lumber
Co. at Wardner. [
Dancing is not without Its dangers,
and those who trip the "light fantastic," especially the fair sex,
should exercise caution to avoid being "tripped" while indulging in
tripping. This unfortunately happened to a young lady last week, in
one of the Boston halls. A clever
exponent of the terpsichorean art,
her high-heeled slipper caught in a
slight obstruction (whilst dancing
the American (.Hide Waltz) causing
her to fall and break her ankle. Another serious accident befell a girl
in Berlin, a few days subsequently.
She was giving a demonstration of
the "Apache" dance—a salacious and
disgustingly vulgar spectacle at its
best—and in consequence of the
rough handling received at the hands
of her tnale partner, she broke her
spine. We deplore the fact that
what might he rendered a splendid
means of physical culture, and a
graceful and artistical exposition of
the "poetry of motion." should be
allowed to degenerate Into a valupt-
uoub exhibition of sex-abandonment.
j There are two sorts of men that we'd
| like to choke,
|    Both   foes   to   those who seek to
kindle laughter,
One sees the point long 'ere we tell
the joke,
The other not until a long time alter.
Of   all   the   varied ways in which
mankind   Is   prone    to   express his
thought and opinions, the most pungent,    powerful—nay,  deadly method
ia that of   sarcasm.     It ia a somewhat   common   Baying   that   "hard
words    break    no    hones."    hut like
many proverbs, of ita class, it    ex-
i presses merely half a truth. Obvlous-
i ly words cannot break  bones;      but
i they   can    do    infinitely  worse—they
: can break hearts, aye and have done
! so times without number. Tnatan..es,
alas ! are only    too general; Indeed,
they occur and pass with scarcely   a
notice on the part of the witnesses.
' The power of sarcasm invested in   a
more or less degree   n all perdons   ;
it being frequently    used with absolute impunity,     No legislative action
, can even alleviate  much  less totally
suppress it; and the dnngerouB i,Ual-
' ity   flourlsheB   In   our midst defiant
of all   the   principles    of humanity.
With such a terrible  weapon in   our
possession, does it not behove in to
guard    ourselves against the wr.ton
employment, of it? Harensm .nstfintly
withers the happy  visions an 1   rosy
; anticipations   of     the   light-hearted
youngsters    fresh    from    school—the
ambitious student with the world be-
j fore him, in fnct the sanguine ex|>oo
, tations    of all    who have a purpoue
! set which they desire to accomplish.
What a cruel    thing it Is to iihower
scorn and sarcasm upon these ainbi
tlons and Ideals   an they aie t ptnly
and frankly divulged  by  their creators    in    the    fullness    of    ingenuous
It is tiot nercHsnry to be poor in
order to be honest, but you will find
it Ih necessary to be poor If you happen to be honest.
There are Just three things, that
usually affect a man's spirits :—a dull
day, an empty pocket and being in
You rarely. If ever, Hep a politician
with smooth hair, a great scholar
with fine hair, an artist with rod
hair, a Top with coarse hair, a minister with long hair, or an editor
whose hair has been carefully brushed.
SuflererB from those wretched eo*tu-
pluiuts gout and rheumatism should
not despair. No gentle reader you
I are wrong, this is not a patent medicine advertisement so read further
When the usual pills and potions fall
the "busy bee" will supply a reliable
and speedy cure There is nothing
complex about the treatment either,
for it consists merely of allowing the
bees to sttng you. The lanoculatlon
of th.' poison contained Ln tbe bee'e
; sting noiitraU/.es, it in snid. the a* ul
I in your blood whlcb Is the primary
cause of th.* aforementioned aftoctlone
Sometimes the bees arc too kind
[hearted and refuse to accommodate
j you. In thia case, you can oxpedi
ate matters by prodding tbem with
the tip of a tooth pick or match end.
They will quickly resent the liberty
on your part by burying their little
weapons in your tit-nil with ss much
vigor as a jaded western cow boy
digs Ins spurs into an outlaw broncho. After a short COUWe Of the
"bee stinging" treatment; you will
be able to discard your crutches and
dance tlie Culmnola Qllds 00 your
lawn  out   of  sheer  jubilation
A boy attending the Crunbrook
public Bohool asks,  "is it true what
■ my handbook of practical chemistry
says,  that if you put a silver spoon
; into a glass receptacle you may im-
[ mediately fill the latter with uny-
I thing hot ? Yes, you may; we have
often done it with excellent results.
; The receptacle may be of any    -size—
■ a halt-pint tumbler, for preference,
and if the liquid Is agreeable enough
.vithout BUgar the spoon may be entire.;' omitted.
Said the English immigrant     who
.arrived on *■■*■ "Empress of Britain"
last    week    after    an    exceptionally
stormy  passage : —
Good-bye  to  the mighty  ooaan.
And adoo to the rollln1 sea,
Por there's nobody has no notion
Wot a grief it's bin to me.
Kindly excuse the poor grammatlc-
; alness,    and    the strikingly original
orthographic methods adopted in the
: foregoing poem (?)     Don't blame ub
\ —we   set   it   down   precisely aB the
i Cockney expressed himself.
A correspondent writes, "do you
ever-look at yourself when you abuse
another person ?" Of course we don't
Unable to see how wo could. We
have only two eyes and wo always
keep one of these on the enemy and
the other on the door. Then we can
speak calmly and forcibly, you know,
without fear of the sudden and inevitable.
Little Miss Muflet
Sat on a tuflet
Eating some curds and whey ;
A microbe espied her,
Slipped down inside her,
And sbe had influenza next day.
Which reminds us to remind our
readers to be mighty careful now
winter's once more on the tapis.
A priceless treasure ib a good noble
woman. Her virtues are rare and
many; and she endears hervelf to all
by her winning ways and gentle spirit. A good woman—she is a blessing
to all nbout her as her sweet companionship and cheerful presence
throw a gleam of sunlight over an
overshadowed life; and her soothing
words of sympathy, love and encouragement act as a veritable healing
Persona frequently labor under the
impression that thc three words-
genius, talent, taste—signify one,
and the same faculty. Thia is a
grave error. Genius is an extraordinary mental power, having a tendency to lead to original trains of
thought;—a disposition, inclination
or aptitude for any particular kin 1
of intellectual or mechanical labor,
nonius therefore denotes a faculty of
the soul. Thus we say, a work ot
genius, a want or lack of genius. It
may bo easily and clearly demon
strated that genius is a ittVtth superior power of the mind than taste.
Tawte consists in the power of Judging—genius in the power of executing
flonius creates, but taste selects.
Genius is always supported by n certain degreo of taste,—but taste in
not supported to genius.
tlon, nnd power of invention;       nnd
reaches its end by a kind of intuitive
. powor.
Talent may he acquired. It depends
1 more tin superior mental training.
.and a perfect command of all the
: faculties; especially memory. A per
son who posscHses geulus, generally
throws all his energy into the one
favorite science or art. Whereas,
talent on the contrary BUPPorts gen-
; era)  strength ol  intellect.
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intensive Economy in Farming
"Soil robbing" has come to be   a
tiresome    phrase    to    many farmers
: and unite properly so, since it places
an unpleasant aspect upon n, practice!
for which farmers arc uot altogether
■ responsible      The  rapid depletion ot
| fertility in our    Western lands    has
; been    almost,   inevitable   even    from
economic causes,  and uo farmer    ot
j the Inst century could hnve prosper*
| ed had he given too serious tho.tfht
to the maintenance of soil fertility.
In  the exploitive and  pioneer porlod
I of agricultural development, to skim
j oil the cream, as it has been called,
, is practically inevitable.
This, however, does not justify the
; continuation of pioneer methods    on
soils that now need to he conserved.
, The   keynote   of   the   Conservation
\ Congress was "how to produce food
j for our own ptople   at prices which
| they can afford to pay."     Intensive
: farming is    pointed    to as the soli*
tion  of thia    problem.     When those
j advocating this are pressed for a de-
: tlui tion of intensive farming it soon
i develops that they mean thc olimlna-
I tion  of waste  in  modern  commerce,
{ of waste in    farming methods from
| the use of poor seed, livestock   and
: bo forth, and of waste in human effort due to following ineffective methods in crop production.     In other
words, it is an intensive economy in
agriculture as well as in manufactures that is needed.
The case with wblcb the markets
are glutted with products of almost
every description is the beBt argument that increased production is
not the only solution to the national food problem. Place a few cents
premium upon milk per quart and it
would quickly bring nn enormous
surplus into any great city. ■ Place
a few cents' premium upon potatoes
and only a year is needed to produce
a record-breaking crop, and bo it
with all the staples. The farmers
of the country can produce a fourth
more of food only when there is tbe
nation to consume it nnd pay a legitimate price for it. The difficulty
then Ilea in the waste in the present
method of handling, a method that
makes the consumer pay a large
price and gives the producer less
than tho cost of production. It this
does not pare down to the problem
of marketing we should like to know
HOTEL g™b™<»k-
Is a large and attractive hotel of superior
elegance in all its appointments, with a
cuisine .of superior excellence. Railway
men, Lumbermen and Miners  all  go to
The   Wentworth
J, McTAVISH    -   Proprietor
A. C. Bowness
Wine  and  Spirit  Merchant
Manufacture of all kinds
Aei'lrUed       waters
Agent for
Anheuser Busch Budweiser and
Fernie Beers.
Melcher's  Red Cross Gin   and
P. Dawson Scotch Whisky.
Importer of all kinds of Foreign aud Domestic
Wines and Spirits
Baker St.
Cranbrook, U. C.
with   an   excellent   company   in "A
Cowboy's Girl" at Auditorium theatre Tueaday evening next.
• i
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H.   W.   DBBW,   Proprietor.
HIIIU ...... Ill 111 111 l-l-H-t-H I l-l I till *t*M*M*M-
St.   Mary's   Lake,   B. C.
P, Handley, Prop.
The most attractive Ouling Resort in East Kootenay     ,,
Good Hunting, Fibbing, and Hunting
Boats to Let, Horses for Hire
(Ienius Ih an original faculty, born
with uh, while tnstn in gradually developed by experience and observation
A person who possesses taste, Ib generally a Rood critic. It. haB been
found at times that genius exists in
the individual who possesses it at
the expense of other faculties. There
is an old proverb whlcb runs' "Jack
of all trndflf,, Master of none,"—it
applies in this case to genius, A
forto of universal gcnHlfl, or one who
Is Oci tl ally and indifferently torn id to-;
wards several professions or arts, is
not likely to o3tf.nl in any; but thin lsi
not a nocpssHry nilo, thore are ex- j
ccptions, nH witness tbe case of Loo*
nnr.lo.Ic-Vinr.-y and others that
might be mentioned who have shown
great ability in n variety of way".
nonius will not bo governed. A person of tflsto who rises tn a pitch of
excellence, In any particular miliijcct,
Is generally governed by rules, laws,
and theories, laid down by scientists
who have previously made the subject tbeir study;--those who possess
genius, on the contrary, strike out
In original grooves. Many great
things may be achieved without, the
aid   ol   taste, but   lt is taBte that
A Bargain Indeed
It would he impossible to figure
what a benefit the Family Herald an<l
Weekly Htar nl Montreal has heen to
the west. It affords the greatest
amount ol (jenulno gooil reading lor
every member ol the family and ltB
benefits to the farming community ln
Its agricultural pagou aro worth hundred", ol thousands ol dollars every
year. It Is not merely a theoretical
Paper, lt Ih a practical Iarm paper
In every rospect and there ia no far-
mor In Cnnnda who cannot prolit hy
rending It, Two cents a week, one
dollar n year—the price ol ono hush-
el of wheat for a whole year's subscription to thnt great paper, not to
speak ol the beautiful premium picture "Homo Again," slzo Mx39 in.,
ready lor framing. It makes one
wonder II the publishers pay their
paper bills. Any home ln this western country that does not receive
the Family Herald and Weekly Star
lor   1912 will miss a bargain indeed, j
J. H. Caslake has moved Into his I
new houso on Hanson Avenue.
For further information apply te
P. Handley, Central   Hotel
Marysville,  B. C.
On Baker sti eet, one door west
of Messrs. Hill & Co., tlie only
place in town that can make
life worth living.
Cosmopolitan Hotel
E. H. SMALL,   Manager.
*r|"l**,l*>f**t*'t**l* *i**J* T"r*l**l'*erTl
Central Meat Market
Dealer iii Fresh and Cured Meats
•;     All Kinds ol' Game a iul Fish in Season     ;;
j;     Cnn   Ccjlp   Young Pigs, Fresh Killed     ;;
:     llll    OUIU   Hecf and Pork.
* I
The Future of New British Columbia
New Town Registered.
Tlie Canadian Paciiic railway company bas registered the plot ot the
new townsite of Bull River at *he
government offlce In Cranbrook. The
new town Ib located at the point
where the Bull River flows Into the
Kootenay, and comprises three
blocks, or a total of one hundred
nnd nine lots, which are now on the
Although British Oolumbla is one
of tho largest provinces constituting
the Dominion of Canada, knowledge
concerning that territory has been
hitherto somewhat hazy nnd meagre
beyond a cm u, ■■ area. The general
conception does not exit:; 1 fnr north
of thc international boundary, ..•
centerod mostly around the oknnatvm
and Kootenny valleys and the mining
territory in tho vicinity of Nolaon
This result is attributed to the tact
that tbis section ol the province has
undergone somewhat extensive rail
way development whereby the great
centers, not only of Oanada. but of
the United States an well, hnve been
rendered easily accessible. About
tlfty yenrs ago the discovery of gold
at Cariboo thrust the northern limitations of knowledgo H little farther
tn the north, but did not enlarge the
civilized and settled part of the pro
vince to nny appreciable degree.
Curious conceptions concerning the
inner territory have prevailed. Pi
nany ysars the co-PUry tyth ot
Cariboo was known not as British
Colun Ma, at all, but as new Cale
doit Hi i and as such frequently occasional ci idusion owing to the Frend.
colony of that nnme in tbe souiheri'
hir it-phcte. Whnt oscistod in thy in
ti.'iri very few knew. To penetri'.i,
the con uuy entailed a journey ot es
acting ardUousnesB, and thia was not
considered to be useful, as the region
was generally supposed to be bro'.ten
up by mountains, un .uiieil to economic development except possibly to
the mining industry.
Tbih misconception has been dispelled. Though tbe southern developed area of British*Oolumbla has
proved wealthy and highly productive, its resources are insignificant in
comparison witb what is to be found
tartber north. The territory possessed of the greatest potential wealth
haB been overlooked far too long.
But there are signs on every hand
of a rapid awakening, and a forward
movement unparalleled in the history
of the province,
nuring thc mini.ner of 1910 I made
a journey through the whole of this
virgin country by the only available
means of transport—pack borse and
canoe. From experience of <■ these
precarious vehicles nf transportation
combined witb difficult going, I can
understand to some extent why the
pioneers have not penetrated tbis
territory before. I entered the conn
try from the east, threading the
Rocky Mountains through the Yellow-
head Pass, a f«w miles beyond which
the Fraser River was picked up at
out* of its sources—Yellowhead Lake
—and was followed over a difficult
trail through wildly picturesque
country for aliout seventy miles, The
uprer reaches of lhe Fraser, .v-i'eL
from its rise in a wicked waterway
in the fullest sense ot the word,
bristling with falls, rapidB and whirlpools, have a pre-eminent claim to
wild scenic beauty and solemn grandeur. The Rockies are ver/ t':ai'*Ud
lr this latitude; many of the peaks
which have never been scaled, &■**. ut
piettnt are nameless, range between
8,000 and 10,000 feet in hcigat. First
and foremost among these stands
Mount Robson at the northern end
of a winding uneven ravine—merely
a wide cleft in the range through
which the Fraser tears its way-
rearing Its crest to a height ot 13,-
700 feet, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, lt is an impressive
moititain possessing Illimitable attractions with Its numerous glaciers
and precipitous bluff face, while 'the
huge ice cap which envelopes its crest
is a dominant feature on a clear day
for miles around,
A few miles beyond Mount Robson
the Rocky mountains terminate abruptly at Teto Jaune Cnche, though
the outermost ridge of the Selkirks
is but n mile awny on the opposite
bank of the Canoe River. Tete
Jaime Cache Is a memory of the old
fur-trading days and receives its
name from being the point where a
golden-haired burly Iroquois, In the
Bervice of the Hudson's Bay Company
"nicknamed Tete Jaune".by his compatriots owing to (he e'dnr of his
hair, cached his furs preparatory to
proceeding down the Fraser River to
Port Oeorge. At this point the over
land trail ends, and one is forced to
the Fraser, which at this point has
a width of about four hundred teet,
and a speed of nbout eight miles an
Our river vehicle was a crazy Indian dug-out manned by Siwaah Indians from Fort Oeorge, 320 miles
lower down. Our outlook was far
from inviting, as the waterway at
places is exceedingly dangerous, especially to such frail craft as the hol-
lowed-out log ot a cottonwood tree,
which has neither keel nor gunwale.
Alter leaving Tete Jaune Cache the
river takes a vory meandering course
skirting flrst the mountains on' one
side and then the hairier on the opposite side of thc valley, describing
wide elbows and easy B-cnrves. It
drains an enormous area of country,
however, at frequent points being
swelled by the waters of numerous
other large rivers taking tholr rise
in the mountains.
It is this country whlcb Ih compelling earnest attention at tho moment
Hitherto it 1ms been regarded more
or less terra incognita, owing to the
difficulty of proceeding up the Fraser
by water from Its estuary, thc numerous ennyons, rapids, and whirlpools entailing arduous portages. The
valley, however, Is perfectly flat   for
the most part and lies but a tew feet
above tbe level ot the waterway. The
soil is extremely rich comprising a
blackish loam covered to a depth o(
several inohes by a top layer nf moss
ami decayed vegetation. The timber
is dense and for the most part of
distinct commercial value, especially
a short distance back from the wnt
er's edge. But it is uo dense nnd
tangled that penetration of the forest is extremely difficult. Clearing
here will be a stupendous task,
though, ns the lumberjack will enter
the country lirst In all probability,
he will redure tho labors of the settling agriculturist to an appreciable
degree, The country, owing to the
denseness of the vegetation nt the
moment, is for the most part prac
tically muskeg—waterlogged decayed
vegetation—but surface drainage will
serve to carry oil the superflous
moisture. The rainfall in this dis
trict Is equable, as wns testified by
tbe brilliant verdure of the vegeta
tlon, so that the crops will be preserved against drought. The arable
land stretches right through the valley, and as tbe land slopes gradually
up the mountain sides the latter will
be available to protltablo fruit cultivation. Furthermore, owing to the
Valley being locked in by tho mountains on the nortli and east sides,
complete shelter from the devastating snows and wind Is secured, In
this valley we secured abundant testimony of the fertility of the rich
soil. A few homesteaders had entered the country by dint of great
etlort and in the face of great privation, but tbeir produce was in an excellent condition. True, such were
limited to the personal requirements
of the Intrepid owner who had ventured into these inhospitable parts,
but they served to demonstrate the
possibilities of the land. Wild hay
grows luxuriantly, a small clearing
which two frontiers-men had occupied showing bay topping three snd a
half feet and averaging ft good two
and a, imtr tons to the acre.
Within the next year or two there
will be a decided rush into this country. The greater part of the choicest land fringing either side of the
Fraser River has been reserved by
the British Columbia Government for
pre-emption at a dollar (four shillings) per acre. As we proceeded
down the river and approached Fort
George we found the surveyors In
occupation surveying the land for
the government for a certain distance
back from the bank. Evidence of
settlement were apparent on every
side and some idea of tho value of
the land may be gathered from the
fact that here and there, where the
speculator had been enabled to secure a foothold, £1C per acre was
being demanded. ThiB suffices to
show that by pre-emption the settler can secure remarkable value for
his money and by dint of hard work
can soon force himself into a position
of sturdy independence.
The land' has laid dormant for such
a long period owing to its inaccessibility. The only way of entering
the territory was via Fort George, in
which event a canoe journey of two
hundred miles or so confronted the
intrepid adventurer. Inasmuch as
the Fraser runs so swiftly that advancing up the river entails poling
for almost every foot of the way, and
that the journey may occiny several
days—it .requires about eighteen dayB
to travel from Fort George to Tete
Jaune Cache—the prospect wbb by
no means attractive.
The change in conditions ls attributable to the advent of the Grand
Trunk Paciflc Railway which Is to
thread the Fraser River valley from
end to end. The existence of this
line, bringing Edmonton and the
cities in thc East within easy reach
of a great agricultural centre, not
taking into consideration the innumerable communities which are destined to spring into existence among
the Rockies as the mineral wealth
of the mountains ts exploited, offers
Illimitable markets to the pioneer
mottling In this territory. Somo
idea of the saving In mileage which
wlll be effected by tho railway is offered from the fact, that, whereas the
diBtance between Tete Jaune Cache
and Fort George by wator is threo
hundred and twenty miles, the distance by rail will be only two hundred and fifteen miles, for thc latter
follows almost a hee-line through the
valley between the two extreme
It took us six and a half days to
cover the distance between the two
places and entailed a faco to face
wrestle with numerous formidable,
exciting, but extremely perilous menaces, such as tho Goat River Rapids,
where we were almost swamped, the
Grand Canyon, where wo had a fierce
struggle to avoid cntangetnent in a
whirlpool, and the Giacombe Rapids
nine mllos in length, bristling with
formidable dangers, which required
an hour to traverse. Forty miles
below the latter point thc Waters of
the Fraser were swelled by tho Nechaco River, which drains a Land of
Promise in the fullest sense of the
word, in the angle formed by the
meeting of these waters stands tbo
century-old Hudson's Hay Post,
Fort George. But Its ancient history is disappearing. A now town
destined to become tho metropolis of
New British Columbia, owing to its
strategical position, is springing Into
existence.      ThiB   Is   Fort   George,
named after the old trading post,
where on my arrival some miles of
streets were laid out and some three
hundred hardy pioneers were already
in possession, busy at work erecting
and setting the plnce in order, despite the fact tbat the nearest, rnilwny station Was three hundred and
twenty miles to fhe soiiib, nnd thn.
all goods cost a matter ..f .'-IM) pot-
ton to be hauled in. Port George
will bo an important railway junction with branches running to Prince
Rupert and Vancouver, giving the
wheat-growing centres on the prairie
two outlets on the const. It will
also be an important inland shipping
centre, Inasmuch as Fort George ls
the key to navigation over one thousand miles of river traffic. Steamboats are already in service sailing
to Soda Creek (155 miles to the
south), Tete Jamie Cnche, Stuart
Lake, Fraser Lake anl Francois
Lake, The establishment of a community at Fort George has changed
the whole aspect of the future of
New British Columbia. Instead of
being a country difficult of access, as
was generally supposed two years
ago, it can be penetrated by its magnificent waterways in all directions.
From Fort George 1 made a
straight drive In a northwesterly
direction across New British Columbia to Hasselton, the head quarters ot
navigation on the Skecna River, nnd
during the course ot this journey
came into contact with country
which from tho arable point of view
Is without a rival in the Dominion,
especially for mixed farming and
market gardening, The whole country was In the throes of an exciting
boom now that its potentialities had
become realized at last, The Americans were running ovor the whole
country endeavoring to acquire possession of the finest tracts of land
in anticipation of the approach of
the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway
Which is to bisect the country from
north to south.
Immediately to tlie north of Fort
George is the Nechaco Valley which
within five years will be a name to
conjure with in regard to fertility.
Its productivity is amazing. The
Nechaco River, in common with British Columbian waterways, follows a
tortuous course, and trnverses a
wide valley, while the tributaries
flowing Into it drain valleys equally
valuable from thc agrarian point of
view. The whole of thiB country, In
days long distant, was the bed of a
lake. The soil, which varies from
four feet to twenty-four feet in depth
nnd is covered by a thick layer of
rich natural fertiliser in the form o'
decayed vegetable matter. T met
several settlers already in possession
and they claimed thnt to oxaggerate
the possibilities of the land was a
task almost beyond human endeavor.
Everything grew in profusion, nnd
failure of crops wns quite unknown.
Amidst the poplars—the trees here
growing in the greatest abundance-—
the vetches grew to a height of a-
bout live feet, while the wild hay top
ped' eight feet in many instances and
averaged three tons to the acre. The
land for the most part was fairly
clear, as in days long gone by the
land has been burnt over, and the
conflagation had evidently been of
such severity that the treos .have
never been able to grow again. The
result ls that small prairies are available on every side where the land
cnn he brought under productive cultivation very quickly. The land was
averaging in price from $15 to $G0
(from £3 to £12) per acre nnd this
for uncleared unsurveyed property.
Nothing was Impossible to the farmer. Ground fruits thrived in abundance, and there were hopes that
tree fruits such as apples, plume,
cherries, and so forth might prove
successful, though no conclusive testimony on this point could be offered, as the difficulties attending the
introduction of tho necessary trees
were such as to be beyond those already in occupation. Still thc prolific quantities of wild gooseberries,
raspberries and currants, gave a
hopeful augury.
Unfortunately the country suffers
from lack of transportation facilities
It ts beyond the man who is unaccustomed to pioneer conditions; to
the man who is not possessed of a
grim determination to succeed, who
can not tolerate the isolation and
loneliness; who Is not content to
live from hand to mouth with what
he cnn raise on a small clearing; to
such the country is impossible. Such
conditions, however, will prevail only for another yenr or two. Directly
the railway enters the territory the
situation will be eased and ample
markets will exist for the produce
that can be raised in the valley.
This land continues for about ono
hundred miles north of Fort George
and fur several times that distance
on either side. At Fort Fraser (Its
northern limit) It. connects with tho
rich belt commencing nn the eastern
Blopes ot the Cascades, stretching
eastwards through the Ootsa, Fran-
cols, Fraser, and Stuart Lakes country to converge Into the Pence River
district, which at the present moment Ik looming so largely before the
public owing to the wonderful trek
of farmers into thnt territory. The
lnnd around all these lakes comprises a Bcrles of flat level benches rising gradually from the water's edge
to tho crests of the hills. The lower-
lying areas are suited to cultivation
Up to approximately the 3,5(10 feet
contour line. Above the latter limit they provide magnificent grazing
country. The territory is rendered
additionally attractive from the fact
that it receives the brunt of the Japanese ohlnook wind, which, blowing
, through the great rift in the Cascades, is able to oxpend its lull Inflitm-
ce in sweeping over this country and
on through tho Pence River Pass, the
result is that during tho winter the
thermometer never falls to au abnormally 1 iw degree, while tlio snowfall
though somewhat heavy, can not
bury the land to an extreme depth,
bul, melting under tbe warm win I
mellows the soil and contributes In
a great measure towards its extreme
In this territory the farmers told
mc that a profit of £200 per acre
from potatoes was a common occurence, while the yield of other vegetables was In proportion. The soil
heing easily worked, preliminary
preparations were seduced to the
minimum. The one great difflovflty
was in regard to machinery. It could
not be brought into thc country except at prohibitive cost, but this
condition of affairs would be changed
upon the advent of the railway. In
summer the climate was all that
could bo desired. Extreme heat was
not encountered, nn average of about
eighty degrees being maintained, The
sim shone continuously for weeks and
In the F.ancols Lake country was
tempered by welcome showers which
ensured the crops. In the Nechaco,
where thc rainfall was slighter, this
deficiency was compensated by heavy
North of the Nechaco lies the Bulk-
ley Valley about which wonderful sto
vies have been related, and certainly
my Investigations supported the description I had heard. The land here
is a replica of that found In the Nechaco Valley, of which indeed it mny
1 e said to form a northern extension
I visited the Mclnnas ranch and pulled purple top turnips measuring 1.8
inches in circumference and weighing
fifteen pounds apiece; plucked currants as large as marbles, and cut
cabbages weighing fourteen pounds
apiece. These Scottish pioneers have
one thousand acres under cultivation
und the depth of top-soil varies* from
eight to thirty-two feet in depth.
Everything they were growing had
attained huge proportions without
the slightest sacrifice In regard to
quality. The white turnips measured six inches in diameter, the carrots were* thirteen Inches in length,
the curly-kale resembled young bushes, the oats topped bIx feet, and they
had cut wild hay on one corner pt
the farm which towered to over nine
feet .in height, They had over seven
thousand dollars worth of hay In
their barns and could easily command £7 per acre for it as it stood.
And their ranch waB no exception. A
little farther on the Bonanza farmer
of British Columbia, Mr. Barrett,
was netting three tons of wild hay,
five tons of timothy, and £200 worth
of potatoes per acre from bis land.
Nearer Aldermere several other farmers related similar stories of high
yield. The pioneers in the Bnlkley
Valley have had a stern uphill fight,
hut one and all have made money,
and now that the railway is approaching from the north the value
of their land has reached remarkable
North of Aldermere the agricultural land disappears in favor of minerals owing to the Babine and Cascades ranges converging. At the time
ot my visit a mineral rush had set
in owing to numerous excellent strikes that had been made. The most
abundant metals are galena, copper,
silver, and coal. The percentages of
the former run very high, and so far
ns present indications show the veins
are tolerably regular. The coal discovery on the Copper River which
spreads over twenty-five milcB appears to be highly promising, the
fuel being » flrst-clnss bituminous
fuel, coking well and giving a high
percentage of carbon. The other mineral finds are being exploited as
well as present conditions allow, thc
most promising being thc Silver Cup,
four mile and twelve mile camps.
The mineral wealth and future of this
territory is revealed from the tact
that the foromost mining authorities
of the United States and Southern
British Columhla who have won their
laurels as locators of first-class properties are in evidence, and from con
versatlons with those intrepid prospectors I learned that in their opinion New British Columbia was provided far more liberally with mineral resources thnn any other part
of the Dominion. Promising gold
finds have also been made, but tho
mining interest is being centered
mostly on galena, silver, and copper.
The next three years will witness a
remarkahle development In this corner of Canada. Its possibilities
have heen long overlooked, but efforts arc heing made to exploit tho
resources without further delay. The
British Columbia Government m displaying considerable energy in opening up the country, for lt fs realized
1 that between Fort George and Teto
Jaune Cache on tho one hnnd, and
j Fort George and the Skoena Uiver
: on tho other, tho future prosperity
aud welfare of the country lies. As
a result of my 1200 mile Journoy
through this country occupying 91
daya I can affirm thnt a stirring
future awaits New British Columbia.
Coal Mines at Corbin Unique
The coal mine at Corbin, B.C.,
owned by the Corbin Coal and Coke
company, Is unique, at has developed two coal measures of such unusual thickness that nothing like them
is to bo found anywhere else. The
second seam is just now being got
into shape for production. It will
he mined on the quarry system,
with Btcam shovels, and the management expects to mine and load the
coal on tbe cars at a cost between
twenty-live and fifty cents a ton.
Tlie property was located In 1903
by W. J. Langley, who took up 26
sections. In the spring of 19C5
Page and Devlin of Wardner, Idaho,
bought all of these claims and transferred them to tho Corbln Coal and
Coke company the same fall. Actual
development of the property waB begun in the spring of 1908, and a
branch railroad built from Crow's
Nest Pass line at McClilllvrny, tour-
teen miles wouthward, up tho south
fork of Michel creek, to Corbln. Thc
lirst. shipment of coal was made
from the mine October   15,   1908.
The principal development work to
dnte has been done on a vertical
coal seam. It consists ot a main
tunnel 2200 feet long, with three
tunnels at higher levels, all extending buck about the Sotvi distance Into the mountain, connected wun uu
upraise extending through to the
surface, a distance of 600 feet. Thia
upraise starts from a point in the
lower tunnel about 1400 feet in from
the portal.
A number of crosscuts have proved
this vein to be 300 feet thick. As
tbo seam stands vortical, the mme
Is being worked on the caving system
the whole 300 feet of coal being extracted In this maimer. The coal
is a semi-anthracite, averaging
about sixty-eight per cent fixed carbon. It Is an excellent steam coal
and most of it cokes readily. It Is
also used fo: domestic purposes locally. All of the production of the
mine to date has come from this
Ten thousand feet lo the south of
these workings, at an olevation of
"200 feet moro and just west of the
outcrop of the vertical seam, which
still curries Its width of 300 feet
nt that point, a second coal measure has been uncovered. The overburden bas been removed by hydrau-
Hcliig from an area 150C feet along
the course of the vein from north
to south ond 800 feot across it from
oast to west. The entire mass thUB
exposed is conl, with no limit proved
in any direction. Underneath this
mass a tunnel has been driven from
the west for 400 feet, in coal all
the way, with a vertical depth at
Its face of   270 feet.
Both of those seams outcrop at intervals over long distances and oth
or smaller scams have been expo-je'l
on the property at several points,
All of thc company's lnnds are crown
gran ted. The townsite of Corbln
and all its buildings, water works,
electric lighting system, etc., as
well as the railroad and rolling
utock, belong to the company. It is
capitalized at $1,000,000, ln 10,000
shares of   $100 each.
The principal stockholders of the
company are, D. C. Corbin ot Spokane, and hiB eastern associates, E.
I. Roberts of Spokane and Al Page
nnd A. J. Devlin of Wardner, Idaho.
E. J. Roberts is general manager of
the company und W. Gus Smith resident manager.
The company Is working a full
force of union miners, having settled
with the union on thc basis of the
Gordon award, immediately after the
conciatlation commission rendereil I
its findings.
A Cowboy Girl is Coming
One ot the dramatic events of the
local theatrical season is the coming
engagement of the accomplished act-'.
ress, Ann Phillips, and an exce'.lcnL1
company in "A Cowboy's Girl."
This great piny, n companion piece
of "The Squaw Man," has betn accorded no end of glowing tributes of
praise frum the press and public ev-
erywherc and by many Is conceded \
to be thn greatest story of the west
ever written. With its host of
flesh and blood characters; Its thrilling climaxes and iu story of Intense heart Interest this eminent
western comedy drama has delighted
thousands the past two seasons-.
Miss Ann Phillips with her fine supporting company fins just closed a
most successful tour of the Oort circuit and "A Cowboy's Girl" will he
given the same elaborate scenic pro
duction here, thnt chartWterlseri ihe
play's -presentation <n Los Angeles,
Hnn Francisco, Portland, Seattle and
all the large centres of the western
coast. "A Oowboy's Girl" is the
attraction at tho Auditorium 1ha
tro, on Tuesday evening, November
Watch Cranbrook Grow.
Born at Cranlirook  Saturday  Nov.
II, to Mr. aud Mrs. E. Paterson, a
Born at Crnnbrnok Saturday, Nov.
llth, to Mr. and Mrs. .lohn Mackay,
of Moyic, a daughter.
Born nt Crnnbroo.i Mondny Nov.
Kith to Mr. and Mrs. J. Gourloy of
SlatorvillOi a son,
Benn at Cranbrook, Saturday,
I November llth, to Mr, and Mrs. A.
B. S. Stanley, a son.
! Bom at Crnnbrook on Saturday,
November llth, to Mr. <.n:l Mr*. *''.
S. Gill, of Cranhrook, a daughter.
Tuesday  November 21st  1911
Special Engagement of the Accomplished Actress
Ann Phillips
and her Excellent Company
in an Elaborate Setnie Production of
"A Cowboy's Girl"
The  Greatest Story of the West Ever Written
Emulates the "Squawman" and
"The Virginian"
Advance Sale of Seats Opens Monday.
War     Inevitable    Says    Fiancier
London.—Last Thursday iB likely
to be an important date iu lhe history of the Anglo-German relations.
It wtll mark either a halt in the policy of mutual suspicion and naval
rivalry or a new und more dangerous
stage in the road nle,ng which the
two countries are marching toward j
war or financial ruin.
In both London and Berlin tho gov-!
ernmentttl    declarations     mado    ara,
more than usually plain spoken     in
character.     In the reichstag the Ger-
man chancellor related details of re-'
presentations that the Imperial government   had    made   to the British
government regarding Lloyd-George's
speech   at   the    Mansion House last
July at the moment   of the highest,
tension in the situation provoked by.
tho Agadlr   incident,     These retires: j
ontations as    Chancellor   von Beth- j
mnnn Hollweg outlined them,    were j
as plain a snub as was ever admin-:
istered by a cabinet minister of     a
great power and it is a tribute    to;
the pacific feelings    which   animated
ibe    British    government that '"the,
conversation" thus entered upon Was
not carried to the point of an    open
quarrel.     How serious the situation
hecame is common knowledge.
Hostilities, of course, would      not i
have been begun by Great Britain on
the grounds that Its chancellor     ot j
the exchequer had been told by the]
minister of a foreign power to stick
to his last but the reception accord-1
ed in Germany to remarks that   had j
been designed to point out amicably,
Lloyd-George   being   selected as the j
spokesman because   he   wns   known j
not to be tainted with Germanopho-
bin,    that    England    could    not nit
quiet anil   entertain   unapprehended!.
attacks upon her prestige and     her I
position in the world, wns of a most1
hostile character.
Dr. von Bethmann Hollwog's latest
declaration cannot be said to have
smoothed England's ruffled feelings •
in fact, a leading London I'm unoer
said that the German Imperial chancellor's statement in the reichstag
was as groat a blunder, from an
English point of view, as the English
chancellor's Mansion House speech in
July had been from the German
point of view. The financier referred to added that In his opinion and
in that of a large number ot prominent men of the city, an AngW.-Ger-
man war was a certainty In the   fu
H tuny bo snid that Dr. von Bethmann Hollweg's references to the
kaiser's readiness to draw the sword
in case tho honor of the nation needed it were understood to be responsible for the reports current in a section of the German preBB that the
emperor and his cabinet are at odds
over the German policy regarding
Morocco and that the crown prince
was greatly upset by the terms ot
the treaty arrived at by Germany
and Prance.
Private advices received in London
in the course of the negotiations suggested that the crown prince was Id
favor of settling all questions in dispute by war and the legend is already created that tbe next ruler of
Germany is bitterly anti-British. Following Von Bethmann Hollweg's declarations in the reichstag, which, it
should lie noted wound up with a
statement that diplomatic arrangement, concluded by Germany and
Prance cleared the table with respect to German relations with England, at least In respect to Morocco,
Mr. Churchill came out with a concrete offer to Germany of peace at.
England's price or in the alternative
of competition in naval construction
of which, he said, Great Britain was
hotter able to hear the Btrain than
was Germany. Mr. Churchill laid
down a policy which be believes presents a chance of reconciling the conflicting camps In England by making
the Gcrmanophobe Hon now roaring
for a greater navy, lie down with
the radical lamb, bleating for a reduction of naval expenditures.
His method of proferrlng his plan
'for German consent, which is necessary to its succcbs, Ih not altogether
commended and is likely to arouse
some hitter comment in the press.
This plan probably will be regarded
angrily in Germany and though on
the fnce of It, the German government would not appear to have as
much ground for calling down the
first lord of the admiralty for this
discussion of matters within hla own
particular domain as it had for making representations when the chancellor of the exchequer indulged in an
excursion into foreign affairs, lt Is
likely that Mr. Churchill's speech
will create no better impression In
Germany than did Mr. Lloyd-George.
Creston Fair
With having so much reading matter at band last week it resulted In
a full report ot the Creston Fruit
Fair being crowded out. The talr
was a big success and the display of
fruit shown spoke volumes for the en-
orgy and enterprise of the local fruit
growers. There were ninety-nine boxes of apples on show alone and also
143 plates of apples. Never has
there been such rich fru'.t at any on*:
time of any one kind in tho Kootenays before.
Premier Rohlln ot Manitoba BUyed
over with his friends on their way
home from Vancou or and were dill
of praise for tha fruit. They curric.l
away with them several eamiu. t of
che White Banana M'pe R" -v-u ty
CJ, T. Rogers.
Odd Lengths and Lumber Wastes
Wo know it coats a groat deal more
to build now than It did thirteen or
fourteen years ago. The hniiso we
could have put up then for two thousand dollars wlll cost about thirty-
live h.ndrrd now, for the price of all
leading building materials taken together has advanced seventy-three
per cent sfnrn 1H!»7. While pine
barn boards that you could hav«
bought then fnr sixteen dollara a
thousand averaged above thirty-eight
dollars last year; yellow pine siding
that lu IH97 was sixteen dollars and
a halt is ij.-w thirty dollars; whitn
quartered oak has gone from l.fty-
four to elghtyelght dollars, This
has been painfully Impressed upon
everyone who tins retently built anything, from a fence to a stable, and
with general prosperity more people
nro building. Tho lumber output
Inst year came to seven hundred million dollars.
Hut among all those who felt the
pinch of higher prices, hardly any
I one stopped to consider whether    be
could use ,a scantling thirteen or fifteen feet long, instead of fourteen or
sixteen. The Department of Agriculture did think of that, however, and
set to work among some lumber
manufacturers. The subject wai discussed at a recent convention of
Southern lumber-makers and the experiment of putting odd lengths of
lumber on the market has begun.
Trees, of course, do not all grow to
the same height; but by general and
long-established custom, boards and
timbers were sold only in even
lengths. Thus, from a certain log,
good clear boards fifteen feet long
might have been cut; but nobody
asVed for fifteen foot boards and,
therefore, one foot was sawed off *nd
thrown away to make the boards
measure fourteen feet. However, in
buying those fourteen-foot boards ve
paid for the one foot that was
thrown away.
Generally speaking, every trade will
give us just what we want if we can
pay for lt. The lumber trade, for
example, will cut a fifteen-foot-nine*
Inch log Into fourte* n foot boards for
ns, hut It will charge us for what it
thrown away—Just aa the grocer wbo
buys a basket of our tomatoes will
send Ills delivery wagon six blocks
in ono direction to deliver balf a
dozen of them at his customer's door
and four blocks ln another direction
to deliver half a dozen to that cue-
turner, 1 ut tbo cost of that delivery
Is added to tho cost of the tomatoes
somewhere. Either we who produced
the tomatoes pay for lt, or the customer nays. And right here ls where
the high cost of living prollem must
be tackled. Wo have heen used to
buying or selling things in a certain
way, and it seems rather more convenient to buy or sell in tbat way,
but these customary, unquestioned
ways conceal a vast amount of waste
The problem Is to discover tbe waste
•She yuoarpectov, UDrattlu'poh, 13. it*
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Y.M.C.A. Bowling League
Officers and Schedule for the Season
Year I'M 1 12
i"th Yeai
No. -lli   I
whole from    which thoy  will  draw I
inspiration  ami  itrength, and      to'
which    they    can      give    inspiration i
and strength, ^^^^^^
Thi-; aspiration alter freedom    lu
unity We cnn all fervently cherish. U
was present to Lord Curiou'a   mind
on Saturday    night,   and it haunted
f Mil   who listened
British Columbia Fruit is Praised
In an editorial,  the Canadian Hor-
CUlturtst, of recent date,  pays     tho
tollowing tribute to Hritish Columbia
fruit growing
"We must take nil our hats to the
fruit growers   of   British Columbia.;
Thoy have made good their claims to! ti,e imfti;inHt
have one of,  if  not   the finest apple  to nin]"
producing districts in the world,    by!
holding the greatest apple show    on    Sp8eches „f British Sovereign
record    and    capturing the principal       r ■
awards with their own fruit.       They      This week it hai been the pleasure
deserve   their    success.     They    have   of the people of Oranbrook to Indulge
proved that in    addition to growing  themselves in a full  week at the au*
the fine fruit, they have a strong, ditorlum theatre.
courageous people. Tbey aio Cana-1 It Is a long time since we bave en-
dfans, and Canadians In the East are joyed so much pleasure and seen
proud oi their success. We have such good representation-, o! charac-
heard so much about apples produc- ter study as hns beeu given by the
ed in Oregon and Washington tbat Allen Players during then Btay in
our brother fruit growers In British  our  city.
Columbia have proved their ability To specially draw the attention ol
to more than hold their own with our readers to any one player other
the best that can be produced in than Miss Verna Felton would not
those famous districts. ' be doing justice to those remaining.
"In    London,    England,    five gold j The company as   a   whole faa.i given
such a clear insight of what      a
Thu bowhug leagues ol Uie V.M.C
,\, are starting out this season with
great enthusiasm and are after  mak
lng the coming BSUO0 a record     ono
buth for iiu Internet that will     be
taken and the BOOTS! obtained.
As red ii Its was wlmt tho player*
counted upon in their last season's
games it can here be said tbat these
were obtained in a three fol.l manner
as shown by the opening up ol tins
reason's schedule .—Interest, mor.'
players, number of teams entered.
Secretary       1.
ilttee     R   B. Bensdl
aad tl
in the former ichedule there wero
five teams as against elghl In thle
seasuiiK. This will without n douhi
be tho cause ol more rivalry between
tbo teams and players nl lbe some
time arouse an wen greater interest
in  all  tlu- games I'layoii
We submit herewith tho teams with
their respective captains and a aohe
ilnle of the games as planned out tor
the coming season.
Tin- capta ns   ol   the elghl league
teams nre  as  follows
t*»N*»*i*-H**»w i mn tin in i in MMiiiMiniiiuM nu nm t hm-i +
Water Freezes and Bursts Pipes
the best thing to do then is to
for the
Plumber, Tinsmith, Steam or Hot Water Expert
Prompt Attention Given
Only First-Class Union Men Employed
Skates   Ground   and   Repaired
| Cranbrook Plumbing and Heating Co. |
Phone .540
W. F. JOHNSON & SONS,  Props,
P. 0. Box 904 ?
•t-IH-l -H-Wl-l-H-H-l-H-H-r 4-H-4-H-I-H-I Illllll H 11 I Mill 11 I»*» M"H 4 I'H'I' -H4
QxttUtlve Co
!(   Brown
.1   Cranston.
it, Rev. C. 0
Main, v   Sutherland,
medals were In 1904-6-7-8-9 won hy
the province, exclusive of minor medals and prizes by individual exhibitors."
A Free Empire
Lord Ourzon iu his powerful and
eloquent speech at the banquet ol
tiie Empire Press Union, showed that
he has not a particle of sympathy
with tbose detractors of their country who say that Uritain ia on the
down grade. He is an optimist a*
to our national and imperial future.
Nor does ite agree with those of bis
owu political camp who have
deploring what they regard as ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
barrenness of this year's Imperial I .lean Oaussin nnd Donald Patterson
Conference, on the contrary he be- as Uncle Qesalre werc all good,
lieves that "the progress made by; Thursday in "The Road to Yester
the Conference has been great, sub-! day" no ono plnyir could be dlstln-
stantial, and genuine." Tarlfl Re- gutshed as being sn much better than
formers are responsible for the dis-1 thc rest. They wero all gooil. Frl-
seminution of the Idea that British dny in "Tho ResTtrreotton" the more
industries are decaying, and that the | serious side of life is given with sucb
Mother Country,    so    venerable from : startling accurnteness that an       Un
true rendering of plays are tb:\t tiieir
reputation in the minds of Cranbrook i
theatre goers will long be remember-
The supporting players Miss Kelt on j
! has around her are [ar superior to j
any she had when last she appeared
in our city.
Monday    niijht    we    were    favored,
with    "The    Lion    and the Mouse,"
Tueaday  "The    Spoilers,"    in  which I
Donald Patterson   as Wilton struve,!
and    Mr.    X.   North as    McNamara.
stood  prominently  to  the fore       in
their execution of  their  parts.   Wed-
heen j nesday in  "Sapho"  Mra.   Allen      a*>
the j Madame Hcttema,    Harry Cornell ob
Baker street South- James M
Sharks— John   Mci'allmu
C.P.R. Oflices—W. K. Ollne.
C l'.K. Shops—R. Brown.
Tlgara—O.  B.  Barber.
Block  88—J. K. Davis.
Ramblers—.).   S.   Teet.
Professionals-—W. E, Dunham.
her age, her achievement!., and her
traditions, is tottering down the
road to ruin. The slatitittcH of
trade, of profit;;, of incomes, of
health, population, unemployment,
and pauperism have given the lie to
this table. Our kinamen from over
the uea, in their visits to the Motherland, are able from personal obBer-
pression ir left, on the min.I not to
he Bonn forgotten. Thia afternoon
"Our New Girl" will he given at the
matinee, tonight "A Stranger in a
Strange Land."
In betweon the acta and furnishing
the music for the various plays The
Royal Hungarian Quartette haB given
tho mimic lovers of our city a clear-
vation to see how remote from the |« display ol stringed instruments
(acts are these stories of UritiBb de-Hpossibilities as have not heen expert-
cadence. Lord Ourzon is a strong enced with a company before. It is
political opponent of Mr. Asquith'H the usual custom for mnny of the
administration; but because he is a I young men to go out between the
patriot. Me exults in the unmistak- «ctB causing untold annoyance to
able signs and symptoms of vitality; mnny, but the fact that scarcely any
in thc British nation. In the same
spirit of detachment from party pre
judices he admits that the Imperial
idea has made real and great progress at tlie present Imperial Conference—u significant admission after
the lamentations ot Tarlfl Reformers
who are tilled with gloomy apprehension because the British people will
not endure a tax on food.
Strong manifestations of the spirit
of Colunial nationalism of Canada,
Australia, and South Africa co-existB
with a feeling of warm attachment
to thc Mother Country. To recon
cile the nationhood of the self-govern
lng Dominions with the organic un
ity of the Empire is not an easy task
Yet the Imperial idea marches for
ward. For the first time the Prime
Ministers of the Dominions have,
during the session of this Conference
participated in the meetings of the
Imperial Defence Committee. That
is a great n.lvnnce in the direction of
Empire .solidarity. It may he sail
on the other hand, that the estah
lishnient ol an Australian navy and
a Canndinn navy are marks of particularism. We would rather say
they are signs ol national self-ron-
BciouFmesx The really significant
tact is that, these colonial navies are
to be standardise... throughout on the
British pattern, trom the training of
officers and men to the equipment of
the shipB. Even if it werc desirable
which it is not, it would be impossible for the Mother country to check
the national aspirations of the Dominions. Their free expansion must
be treated as one of the unalterable
facts of the situation. Mr. Balfour
who has the capacity of clear vision,
accepts it in the frankest way. In
his speech at the Constitutional club
on Saturday, he snld with truth that
we have now thoroughly realised in
every one of these great communities
that "each is to manage its own affairs," and "make it.H own experiments ns freely ns If it were an independent political unit." Upon that
solid basis, Mr. Balfour cannot help
thinking that-
We should build up something
which the world has never yet seen
which political dreamers In the
past have never yet dreamed of,
namely, a coalition of free and self
governing communities who feel
that they are never more themselves, never more mnBtors of their
own fate, than when they recognize
tbat   they    nre    parts of a great
moved from their seats thii
week speaks for itself of the controlling power the Hungarian Quartette
was able to bring out of their stringed instruments. This undoubtedly
is a valuable addition to the Allen
Players Co.
cake. We give
receipt and cnn
the cake to all
white sugar.
nn egg.
Women's Institute
It is just a» well for all those who
are interested in cooking to keep the
date in mind when Miss Livingston
will be in Cranbrook to give a demonstration in the culinery arts.
This will he December llth and held
In the Carmen's Hall. Miss Livingston is a government expert and one
wbo can be relied upon to make the
demonstration well worth attending,
The institute will be pleased to see
any friends who care to attend.
A mistake appeared in our last
week's issue in the ingredients given
for making mocha
here the corrected
honestly reconfmend
our readers as it is
1 cup of brown or
Butter  the   size  I     	
2 eggs.
1 cup of milk.
2 teaspoonfule of taking powder
3 cups of flour.
Flavoring to taste.
Icing for cake.—Butter melted with
hot water anl mixed with brown
sugar. Cut cake into sections before icing. Rlnnche almonds, chopped fine, put In oven to scortch slight
ly then roll ea^h section in the almond nuts
Williams Jubilee Singers
The famous Williams' Juhllee Singers are to visit Cranbrook Saturday.
November 26. This troup of trained singers are fresh from an exceptionally successful tour of Europe.
The personnel of the compnny Is the
same that entertained vast audiences
in Great Britain. Germany, Krance
and Holland.
The entertainment to be given In
Cranbrook Is under the auspices of
the Men's Club. A program of surpassing excellence Is promised and
will consist of Jubilee songs, negro
bttlahys, negro comic songB. ballads,
Here Is hut ono of a number of
a numher ot testimonials that, have
come to hand, "After hearing Williams' Jubilee Singers twice I would
Bay thnt I hnve never enjoyed anything of the kind bo woll, and   have
Baker Street South...Vetsui
0.   P.  K.   Shops        "
Baker Street South,..       "
Sharks       "
C. P. R. Office	
C.   P.   U.   Shops	
C. P.  H. Office	
Baker Street South...
Sharks        "
C. P.  R.  Shops	
Block    38	
C. i1   R- Office	
Baker Street South...
Sharks        "
O.  I'.  It.  Shops	
Professionals        "
Tigers        "
C. I*. R. Offlce	
Block    88	
Bnker Street South...
0. P. R. Offlce	
C. P. R. Office	
Professionals        "
Block    88	
Ramblers       "
C. P.  R. 'Shops       "
Block   88	
Sharks        "
Baker Street South...
Block    88	
Tigers       "
C. P. R. Offlce	
TigerB        "
Ramblers        "
Professionals       "
Block    88 ,	
Ramblers       "
Baker Street South...      "
Ramblers       "
C. P.  R.  Shops	
Ramblers       "
Tigers        "
Block    88	
0.  P.  R.  Shops	
Sharks Friday, Nov. 17, 1911.
C.   P.   K.  Office Monday, Nuv. 20, lull.
Professionals Wednesday, Nov. 22, 1911
Block   s*- Thursday, Nov. 23, 1911.
Ramblers Friday, Nov. 24, 1911.
0.   P.  R.   Shops  Monday, Nov. 27, 1911.
Tigers Wednesday, Nov. 29, 1911.
Block   S3 Thursday, Nov. 30, 1911.
Sharks Friday, Dec. 1, 1911.
Baker  Street  So.uh.., Mondny, Dec. 4, 191.1.
Block   SS Wednesday, Dec. G, 1911.
Tigers Thursday, Dec. 7, 1911.
C.   P.  R. Offlce Friday, Dec. 8, 1911.
Professionals Monday, Dec. 11, 1911.
Tigers Wednesday, Dec. 13, 1911.
Ramblers Thursday, Dec. 14, 1911.
Professionals  Friday, Dec. 15, 1911.
Tigers Monday, Dec. 18, 1911.
Block   88 Wednesday, Dec. 20, 1911.
Ramblers Thursday, Dec. 21, 1911.
Baker Street  South...Priday, Dec. 2,2, 1911.
Ramblers Monday, Dec. 25, 1911.
Sharks Wednesday Dec. 27, 1911.
C.P. R.  ShopB Thursday, Dec. 28, 1911.
Ramblers ...Friday, Dec. 29, 1911,
Sharks Monday, Jan. 1,1911.
Block   S3 Wednesday, Jan. 3, 1911.
C.  P. R.  Shops -Thursday, Jan. 4, 1911.
Baker Street South... Friday, Jan. 5, 1911.
Ramblers...; Monday, Jan. 8, 1911,
C. P. R.  Shops Wednesday, Jan. 10. 1911.
Tigers Thursday, Jan. 11, 1911.
Baker Street South...Friday, Jan. 12,1911.
Sharks Monday, Jan. 15, 1911.
C. P. R. Office Wednesday, Jan. 17, 1911
Professionals Thursday, Jan. 18,1911.
Ramblers Fidday, Jan. 19, 1911,
C. P. R. Shops Monday, Jan. 22, 1911.
C. P. R. Office .Wednesday, Jan. 24, 1911
Professionals Thursday, Jan. 25,1911.
Baker  Street  South...Friday, Jan. 26, 1911.
Sharks Monday, Jan. 29, 1911.
C. P. R.  Shops Wednesday, Jan. 31, 1911
Block   88 Thursday, Feb. 1,1911.
C.  P.  R. Offlce .Friday, Feb. 2, 1911.
Baker Street South...Monday, Feb. 5,1911.
Sharks Wednesday, Feb. 7, 1911.
C. P. R.  Shops .Thursday, Feb. 8,1911.
Professionals Friday, Feb. 9, 1911.
Tigers Monday, Feb. 12, 1911.
O. P. R. Offlce Wednesday, Feb. 14, 1911.
Block   88 Thursday, Feb. 15, 1911.
Professionals Friday, Feb. IC, 1911.
Sharks Monday, Feb. 19,1911.
Baker  Street South...Wednesday, Feb. 21, 1911.
C. P. R. Offlce .Thursday, Feb. 22, 1911.
GameB to be played under same
rules as last year, with this exception, that game will be bowled in
two sections, and that strings will
be bowled on each alley in turn,
bowlers will not play on each alley
in one string.
The price of howling tickets has
heen reduced to the following  in ten
Bpoken to a great many who were
present, entire satisfaction was pronounced. I can alt-o congratulate
them upon having, not only singers
of the highest type, but ladles and
gentlemen who acquit themselves ns
hiich." C W. King, St. James Methodist  Church, Montreal.
From the foregoing it mny be concluded that the visit of these talented singers promises to tic one of the
most select entertainments to be given in Cranbrook thiB year. Do not
fall to hear this famous octette.
The Dangers in Concrete
The breaking of the concrete darn
at Ans'in carries a significant lesson
(or all who are using this material In
building. The advantages of cement
mixtures for permanent construction
on the farm are now coming to he
appreciated by all fnrmers, and with
new materials now knowledge of the
principles ol construction is necessary
if life and property are to be safeguarded.
In the wide campaign of concrete
building thc limitations of the material and Ub lack ol permanency
when Improperly used have o'tfifl been
overlooked. Three things stand out
In the comments on the Austin dam;
flrst, that the structure lacked the
strength necessary to withstand the
pre««ure, possibly because ot tbe ah-
piiis :
3 Tickets for   25 cents.
16 Tickets for   f.1.00.
60 Tickets for   $3.75.
For five pins :
4 Tickets for   25 rents.
60 Tickets for   $3.50.
Paid up membera only to use bowling alleys.
Bencc of adequate reinforcement, second, that during the construction too
little thought was given to the fact
that concrete poured at dlffermt times does not unite perfectly and that
for permanency thc material dcuiaads
careful mixing with the right materials; aud third, that the building of
concrete structures during freezing
weather Is a very hazardous undertaking.
There are mnny silos that the builder expected to last for generations
which arc now crumbling, due to false economy in mixing thc cement or
the use of ["'or material, There ure
miles ol testimony ou this point In
many cities In the form of cement
sidewnllts that have crumbled after a
year or two of use on account of
poor materials and Workmanship.
Concrete is a splendid material and]
should properly form tho basis of
many farm buildings, but when Improperly mixed anil ustd there Ib no
material that is more difficult to repair. The danger of lo.-m of life by
the use of concrete on farms is not
so great as In tho city, hut loss of
property from poor structures Ib
worth sorioiiB consideration,
Christ Church
Rector.   Rev.  ED. P.  Flewellen.
81st Sunday Alter Trinity
Matins at   n o'clock,
Children's service,   3 o'clock.
JSvonsons.   7.30 o'clock.
There will be nd celebration of
Holy Communion on Sun .lay  next.
Seniles will lie conducted by Rev.
Mr. CoU-uhoim, B.A. (late vicar of
Offerings for "The Diocesan Pension
Salvation Army
Sunday services—Capt. Fred A.
Stride in charge.
Holiness Meeting at   11 a.m.
Sunday School at   2 p.m.
Free and Easy at   3 p.m.
Salvation  Meeting at   8 p.m.
Tuesday and  Thursday-
Salvation Meeting at   8 p.m.
Kverybody  welcome,
Knox Presbyterian Church
Morning service at   11 o'clock.
Sunday School and Bible Class at   3
Evening service at   7.30 o'clock.
Prayer meeting on Tussday at 8 p.m.
Methodist Church
Rev. W. Elson Dunham, Pastor
Sunday services—The Pa-itor will
preach at   11 a.m. and   7.30 p.m.
Morning subject—"The Philosophy
ot Service."
Evening subject—"The Quest ot
The usual five minute object sermon will be delivered at the morning
service.     Subject—"Pearls."
At the evening service the choir
will renderc special music.
All are cordially invited to the
above services.
Baptist Church
Rev. H. C. Speller—Paator.
Residence Norbury Ave.
Services   11 a.m. and   7.30 p.m.
Morning Subject—"Leadership."
Evening     Subject—"A     Righteous
Bible School at  3 p.m.
Williams' Jubilee Singers
Are Coming To The
Every Member of this Troupe is a Star
Just returned from a Successful Tour of Europe, includ-
inn   England,   Scotland,   Wales,    Holland,
Belgium, Germany and France.
Enthusiastically Endorsed Everywhere.
The Program Consists of
.lubili'i' Songs Negro Lullaby. Hnllnds
Plantation Songs Negro Comic Songs Ragtime Songs
Negro Melodies Cabin and River Songs Classic Selections
Camp Meeting Songs      Sentimental Songs Sacred Songs
Under the Auspices of the Men's Club
Popular Prices 50c   75c   $1.00
Plan Opens at Beattic-Murphy's on   Wednesday,   Nov.  22nd   1911
G. DOWNING, Manager
Under New Management
)i,.i.u. ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ **.•*..■■■
Catholic Church
Parish Priest- Father Planioadon.
Sundays—Low Mass at 8.30 a. ta*
High    Mans,   10.30   a. m.      Sunday
school from 2 to 3 p, m.  Rosary and
Benediction at 7.SO p, m.
Mondays and holy days of obligation—MaBs at 8 a. m.
Week days—Mass at fi a. m. at the
*..*     ■     '--«--■--*■--»   ,|.,|..1.J,.tlllllll.t.lnrll.ll.f    ||,,l|.t||t
"WATBR AOT,   1909."
Cummings, of Fernie, civil engineer,
holder of Water License No. 1556,
granted hy thc Water Commissioner
at Crnnl rook, for the diversion of 12
cubic feet per second of writer from
I.inklator Creek, haB submitted to
the Lieutenant-Governor in Council
a plan of the works hy which be intends to divert thc said water and
conduct it to the place of user do-
scribed in the Bald License No. 1556.
That tho said Allred Cummings is
hereby authorized to construct a
dam in thc said Llnklnter Creek, on
subdivision 738 of Lot 328, Group
Kootenay District, and to construct a headgntc, flumes, and ditches over lands belonging to R. H.
McCoy, Frank Murphy, Dnvtd Hoov-
ttnd A. Murphy, and described-as
being Subdivisions 1 and 8 of Lot
328, Subdivision 4 of Lot 327, and
Subdivisions 13 and 14 of Lot 326,
waid group, subject to the requirements ot the "Watcr Act, 1909," regarding the taking of lands: Provided that tbe snld worka are constructed in accordance with the pinna submitted nnd on llio In the olllco of
the Chief Water Commissioner nt
Dated thla 12th day of October,
Work of thc Executive Council.
William lohle nelaon man Introduced
Rifles   Revolvers
We wish to draw your attention
to the following
Savage  303   Featherweight
Remington 30-30 Rimless
Mauser 7 m 7
Mauser Pistols
Everything  in  Shells.  Cartridges 'and
Loaded Shells
f Hunting Knives
Cartridge Belts f
T. D. McBride I
Wholesale Hardware Retail
Phone 5 Box *95
funeral Director,
::Mrs. VV. fdniondson:
Ol'ttdUttta   nf
''Loudon Collugo of   Music j [
•  Receives Pupils for •
;;    Organ and Vocal    ',',
l|t>|la|ll|ll | ,*|nt»|H|"t**|"|'
Holy Names Academy
and Normal School
For Young Women
Under the direction of the Slaters
of the Holy Names ot Jesus and
Mary. First class boarding and day
school primary and grammar grades.
State accredited high achuol. Advanced normal course ot two years accredited by the state of Washington.
State diplomas conferred. Music
and art studio.
Write to Sister Superior for Yoar
Book, Spokane, Wash.
Frank Dezall
Rubber Tires. Applied
To Buggy Whatla
Repairing a Specialty.
Pbona  BO      «*•       p   o.   Boi  IK.
We Deal in Everything From
a Needle to a Locomotive
Joseph H. McLean
All kinds of Second Hand Goods
Furniture a SPECIALTY
■i,     D.      ■
Sage's Old  Stand, Hanson Ave
.   Phone tu.
♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦' •
Steam Boiler,   Furnace,
and Septic Tank work
a specialty
Cost aud stock estimates
(uruished on application.
Addraaa: P. 0. Box i'u, Cranbrook
F. M. MacPherson
Norbury Avenue Next to City Hall
Open Day anil Night Phono 233
Century Restaurant
K. Y. Uyematsu, Prop.
Opposite 0. P. R. Depot.
Phone 119   P. O. Boi 104
I i,»My*rV^*rWrWr*AMr>MM
For Sale.
Four Room House--New,
Neat and Well-built. Cheap
and on Easy Terms. Apply
Owner, care of Prospector.
Rev. Mr. Hollors—Mistah *ohn»lng
wbat fob you cnll dat son of you's
Izaak Walton, when ho was baptlied
Oeorge Washington ?
Mr. Johneon—Because, sah, dat
rascal's reputaihun for verac'ty
made dat ohange lmper'tive.
Barrister, Solictor, aud
Notary Public
Odlce - Kohl llulldiuga,
P.L.S. & CE.
B. C
Barrister, Solicitor, etc.,
and   MA I ONALD,
Barristers aud Solicitors,
Oranbrook Lodge No 14   A.F.ft A.M.
Kegular meetings on
the third Thursday
of every month.
Visiting brethren
J. S, PBOK, Acting Secretary.
I Rocky Mountain Chapter |
1 NO. 12b. U. A. M. I
H     Hogulur ineetlugs:—2nd Tuet    |
day  In   eacb   month   ut eight-
Sojourning  Companions   are
cordially invited.
W. P. Attridge, Scribe K.
Knights of Pythias
Cranbrook, B.C.
Crescent   Lodge,   No.   ,13
Meets   evory   Tueaday
at 8 p.m. at
Fraternity Hall
T. 0. Jones, 0. 0.
J. M. Boyce,
K. ot R. ft 3.
Visiting   brethren cordially   Invited   to attend.
M.M.V.. V.8..
Graduate ot Ontario Veterinary
college, Toronto in 189). Gradate and medaliit of McKUltp
Veterinary college, Chicago, 111.
tn 1(00. Registered member ot
Britlah Columbia association.
Mining Engineer and
B.C. Land Surveyor,
V.O  Box 236. Phone 223.
Physicians and Surgeons
Office at Residence,   Armetrong Ave.
Forenoone * - - - 9.00 to 10.00
Afternoana - - - - 2.00 to   4.00
Bvenlnga • • • •   7.S0 to   1.10
Sundays 1.10 to  4.10
For   Bale or Rent at Reasonable
Lumsden and Lewis St.
Phone Mo. III.
7 Roomed House
For Sale
Centrally Located
Three minutes from Government
Terms to suit,  buyer, no
reasonable offer refused
Por further particulars apply at tho
Prospector Office
Political Letter
Special to the Prospector
No session of parliament in recent
years Ims been anticipated with more
intorest thnn the one which opened
on November 1 r.Lh. While it is not
eipectcd tbat tbc new govo nment
wlll uttcm]>t to put through a Brent
deal of the constructive legislation
to wblch it is ph-ili;eil yet the estimates for the next fiscal yenr and the
discussion arising thereon will Indicate to some extent wbut muy be expected. The members of tbe cabinet
hnvo all been extremely busy since
tbo day tbey assumed otHee. Nearly
every spending department Inherited
a number ul contrtiets recently miulc
by the defunct government end nil
of theso hnve reunited careful examination. In tlio public works department Hon. F, I). Monk found a*"
most total demoralisation, ..von in
mutters so closely under tbo ..eye of
the minister as repairs und improvements to Rideau Hall there appear
to bave been a total arrangement
Wblch was appallng. Workmen were
still busy whon their Roynl Highnesses arrived at their new homo.
One of Mr. Monk's first duties was
to (ind some competent man to take
charge of the work; the present situation, however, has again culled attention to thc necessity of a new residence government bouse nnd
grounds, however, does nut meet
with approval. The present site Is
convenient and attractive but a new
government house sbould be erected
more in keeping with the dignity of
Canada and the rank of its distinguished occupants. The sale of the
Chats Falls power site and other recent transactions have ulso required
the patient examination of the new
minister and his request for a commission to investigate past transactions of tbe public works department
and to establish a new system for
its future management is timely to
say the least.
In the railway department Hon.
Frank Cocbrano has found bis Itur.ln
full and has been working day anil
night solving the various complicated
problems which are constantly coming before him. Tho other ministers
of the crown have been kept BCarcely
less busy as tlie council meetings
held almost daily take a great deal
of time from their departments.
The appointment of Hon. Dr.
Sproulo as speaker of the house is
universally commended. He not only bas to his credit a long, honorable service in the house but haa beon
a tactful member considerate of othera and his relations with his fellow
members have uniformly been pleasant. No man Is better versed in
the rules and proceedure of parliament and unless all anticipations
fall he will become one of thc moBt
popular and cflicicnt speakers who
ever presided over the commons.
Mr. P. K. Blondin who becomes deputy speaker, is a good lawyer nnd a
man of force. He took bis political
life ln his hand when he made from
his scat in the house a direct charge
of corruption against a fellow member in the case ol the Lamtot house
painting scandal. ThiB Bcandal cut
a wide swath at the last general elections ln the province of Quebec.
Many voters who coul:l not comprehend the charges of over classification oh the G.T.P. and who could
not become much excited over dirt
excavation or assembled rock appreciated perfectly what was meant to
have one's house painted by government employees with paint furnished
hy tho Government.
Hon. CharleB Mnrcil, received nothing from the Laurier government upon retiring from the speakership except thc rank of privy councillor
which carries with it thc title cf
honorable for life. Mr. Marcll ls
nn old newspaper man nn.l tail already resumed work at his prolesalon
He told somo friends the other evening that he had recently been calied
upon by a local tailor who congratulated him upon his appointment nt-d
desired to outfit him with a privy
councillor's uniform. As the price
wss *750 the cx-spenlicr declined the
offer bnt ndded that be might order
a plain business suit If the price did
not exceed »2S thc "winter after
next." However. Mr. Marcll Ib not
so poor ns he jokingly pretends to
he for the sake ot the story, he still
has his sessional Indemnity ot IV
500 and will no doubt be a prominent figure in the ranks of the Opposition.
The govornment will present a
powerful phalanx in the next parliament. Nearly all the Ministers ere
trained debaters and accomplished
parliamentarians and they will have
behind them a number of men no
less able or well known throughout
the country. Any of these would be
almoBt lost were the government nn
old one and with the opposition doing all the attacking but with thc
large numher of questionable transitions involving the Laurier govornment likely to come to light diilng
tlio noxt session or two private members on tbo government side will be
fully employed In committees and on
tho floor ot tho bouse. Tho present,
opposition wlll for n tlnto at least,
bo mainly on the defensive. It is
probably on this account thnt so
much anxiety is manifested to have
ex-ministers returned to thc bouse
where they can to some extent speak
tor themselves and thus relieve their
young colleagues from a ruther thunk
less task. Ambitious Liberal members, like Hugh Outline, Fred Pardee,
Hon. -Oharles Marcll, B, M. Macdon
aid, and A. EC, McLean are not anxious to put in several years defending a dead and gone government.
llun. W. H. Fielding, It Ib said,
will come back to thc bouse irom
Yarmouth, N.S., succeeding the present member elect, Mr. Ii. B. Law,
Qeorge P. lirahum hopes to get a
scut in Bouth Renfrew through tbc
resignation of Mr. T, H. Law. Neither Mr. l'utcrnon nor Mr. Templeman
Is likely to re-enter pnrlinmtnt und
although Hon. Mackenzie King, like
tlnrkis is willing there seems to lie
no patriot disposed to obliterate
himself for this ex-minister's lienellt.
Hon. Mr. Pugsley, Hon. Mr. Belaud.
Hon. Mr. Lemieux, Hon. Mr. Chas.
Murphy, and Hon. Frank Oliver were
re-elected at tho last oleetlon. Mr.
Pugsley Is not likely to remain lung
in tho houae and few believe that
Mr. Oliver will tarry long after the
inquiry respecting as to where the
$C'J,300 came trom ls concluded. Hir
Wilfrid Laurier of conrBc will loud
tbe forlorn hope for a session or two
but the impression is gaining ground
tbat tbo Liberals can make no headway in opposition until n now Bet
of leaders spring up and tho old regime is to some extent forgotten. In
Ontario the provincial Liberals have
been up against the tact that they
are hopelessly beaten so long as anyone ever connected with the Ros*
government la permitted to occupy a
prominent placo in their ranks. With
thc blighting memorlos of both the
Laurier and Ross governments heavy
upon them it is no wonder that the
Liberals of Ontario are disheartened,
apathetic and inert. Hon. George
P. Uraham witb all bis talent and
personal popularity will be hoavily
handicapped for thc balance of his
poiiticnl life for the fact tbat bo officiated as head pall bearer and chlel
uiournor (or both these governments.
Major Leonard,   the now chalrmnn
of    the     Transcontinental    Railway
Commission looks and acts like     a
' man who knew his btrtincss and pro-
j posed   to   transact   it without any
I foolishness or waste ot time. He was
the first man   at the commissioner's
; offices In the Corry Block on Thurs-
: day morning.     He found hla     office
much   overheated     and   neeordtntrlv
threw up tho windows.     He called ln
Chief Engineer   Grant and proceeded
to learn all be knew, about the    big
I railway.    Then he attended the noon
J day board meeting, met his colleagues   and   wltbout   waiting   for lunch
; closeted himself again with tho Chief
"Pretty active man ?" said a call
er to one of the messengers.
"Active 1" I should say hs is. At
the rate that man is going he will
havo the road finished two years a-
head of time and we will all be out
of our jobs."
Major Leonard with a private income of $50,000 a month is not anxious to hold on to his Job tinder Jlie
government for tho sake ot ?10,O0D
a year but he haB undertaken to do
a big work this country needB doni
badly and it is going to bs done
No greater contrast could be Imagined than tho one presented by thc
new chairman and his predecessors,
Hon. 8. N. Parent, Is the man of
administrative ability but ls first
nnd last a politician. Rather short
of stature, easy going and good nat-
ured Mr. Parent of course had no
technical knowledge of railway construction and let things move on
much as tbey happened to arrange
themselves. Major Leonard la a
soldier and an engineer; a tall man
who speaks crisply and comes to his
work with knowledge and authority.
If Hon. Frank Cochrane continues to
pick out men like the new chairman
he will bo entitled to a good deal
more from this country than this
I country will ever be likely to pay
I htm. *
Hon. George B. Foster is learning
his department from end to end. The
clerical staff can hardly keep up witb
his demand for information. Not
only does he work in office hours but
he carries home with him at night a
file of papers whose contents are thoroughly mastered when he retu n-
the next morning.
"lt is no use to go Into Mr. Foster," said nn official the othor day,
"unless you know the Inst word on
the subject upon which he desires information."
Tbe minister hns an analytical
mind and has been a student of public questions all Mb life. No man
In Cannda is probably more familiar
with trade questions and with tbe
groat possibilities for extending Canadian trade throughout tho world
and especially within Ihc British Empire, lt will seem strange to mnny
of us not to soc nnd bear Mr, Foster in opposition. Fortunately the
Liberals hnve no one wbo enn ta'tfl
hiB place. A minister of thc crown
writing under Mr. Foster's brilliant
spoeches In the past was a slgbt well
worth seeing yet gave unbounded delight to everyone except the unfortunate victim. Even bli c illea,: V"
could not help tooling good I etatiso
for thc moment tho ni'-.iv-nr- fi r
North Toronto was not : o'U'ing vitriol upon them nnd the re- Tils ol
their departments.
Many Precautions to Guard
King and Queen
King   George   Keeps   in Wireless Communication
With British Admiralty
London.—King George and Queen
Mary started yesterday on a journey
which haR no parallel iu the history
of the Urltish throne, Kor the firHt
time the Emperor of India Ih going
to lie crowned und to receive the acclamation of his subjects.
After saying farewell to their
younger children at Buckingham pui
ace, the King and Queen, with thei
suites arrived at Victoria station. It
was a typical London November
morning, a gray mist prevailing.
The King,in thc uniform of un ad
miral, rode in the first carriage and
with him was Queen Mary in a bine
dress and furs. The Prince of Wales
and Princess Mary nlso rode in his
carriage, which was esrorted by a
detachment of thc horse guards.
Cheering crowds greeted the royal
party during the progress through
the streets to Victoria station from
which the public bad been excluded.
The station was filled with members
of the royal family and prominent
dignitaries, among them being Queen
Alexandra, Princess Christian, Princess Louise of Aigyle, the Duke of
Pyfe, the Duke and Duchess of Teck,
Prince Arthur of Connaught, thi
prime minister and Mrs. Astiuith,
the foreign minister, Sir Edward
Grey, Viscount Morley, Viscouut
Haldane, the Archbishop of Canterbury and the lord mayor of Lon
The band of the Coldstream
Guards played the royal anthem and
as thc Imperial  special  pulled      out
of tho station on its way to Ports
mouth there waB a remarkable display of afiection.
The white enamelled yacht Medina
of tho Peninsula & Oriental steamship company, sailed with tha royal
party from Portsmouth at 2.80 yesterday afternoon. it was escorted
half way down the channel by seven
dreadnoughts 0f the home fket. an I
three cruisers.
The special crown of India which
the King will wear at the Durbar on
December 12, and o.her state jewels
are aboard the vessel. They were
placed in safety -with the regalia
which was taken to Portsmouth on
Friday. They were packed In brown
paper by tho court jewelers and were
carried to tbe steamship without
guard or formality, except tb? pres.
ence of a single Scotland Yard detective.
According to the itinerary, their
majesties will leave Calcutta nn
their homeward join ney in January
and will arrive at Portsmouth on
January  31.
There were unusual precautions tot
thc protection of the loyal party at
every station. Permits for witnessing royal arrivals are genera ly issued by the station masters but cn
this occasion they were sent direct
from the office af the lord chamberlain. Three cordons of police intervened between the public and the
king's train.
i The royal baggage includes ;he fa-
■ mons gold tea service, which n carried as a compliment to tbo tt*ste*n
' potentates, who expect displays nf
this    kind   at    the   garden    | (titles
which have heen planned dur ng the
visit of their majesties. There is
also a collection of photographs tAid
trinkets which Queen Mary w.ll distribute in thc Indian hospitals.
Four cruiserB, the Defence, Cochrane, Natal and Argyle, commanded
by Rear Admiral Sir Colin Keppel
will escort thc Medina on her voyage
The Medina raised thc roynl standard
ut the mainmast and cast off anchor
at 2.SO. This was the signal for
Lho thunderous royal salute from tba
Bhips in tho harbor and the shore
batteries. Tho hands of the warships played "tied Save the King,"
while the crews manned tbe sided.
The Medina was greeted by cheering
spectators The splendor of the pageant wbb wonderful. The M-c'ina
paused through the lines of "essel* of
tho home (leet from which the warships tbat protected lh* royal yftth*.
were detached and took up tU-.lr
It is asserted that never once during his long voyage to Tnila pd!
bail' vii. the King be o-.t of tou».h
wVi Lcndpn. By hxgh powered iffg
dlstsnc* wireless Lns'viLft'-i' is in ihe
Medina and the fleet of .-.sorting
cruisers the King will be in communi-
natiuv with the wireless 6tj»:ion
above the room of the adim'alty office in Whitehall. When the Medina
itstl' is out of touch of ^bttqhnll
messages from the King to his ro.n-
Istw-a will be passed on by v-jsels of
his majesty's navy upon tue ligh
seaj or through the land -uaMons at
Gibraltar. Malta, Port Said and
Bombay. All important newspapers
will eacb day 1* sent to the King.
The Female Wage-Earner
"Is it possible for a female wage-
earner to save from ber monthly
wage an amount which in the aggregate will be sufficient to provide her
with an Income from the time her
earning days arc over?" was recent*
ly the subject of on Interesting discussion at a Women's Club, and the
conclusion come to was, that If the
wage earner were earning less thun
$500 a year this would ba extremely
difficult. Yov the pur oio or illustration, tho period of accumulation
was assumed to be from 23 to 60,
nhd tho amount of capital required
$r,ooo, in order to yt.id an Income
of $300 a year, whirb wus c.nddor
ed to be tho minimum amount on
which she could maintain hersell
with comfort and respectability. AT
this may be quite tine. But then
Is another plan of Investment ol
which the ladles had evidently nol
heard, namely, the Canadian govern
mont Annuities system, whi h li
not only absolutely f:afo, hut which
wlll give a much larger return foi
a much smaller Investment, and 'v
ger it nmy be said thai, nit) other
plan available "'"I give as a m-an-
of making provision for old age.
For example, if a woman ot 23
were to deposit with the government
yearly tho sum of $3'J.2-i until slu-
was 60, which i.hc could do by week
ly or monthly Instalments if she preferred, or a total of $1451.88 only,
the government, would pay her $3uu
u yenr or $75 every three months so
long as she might live from nnd after GO. If she died before attaining that ago, the total payments
made with three per cent compound
interest would bo refunded to her. If
she died at .IS tbey would receive
$242B.?7, or $1052.87 more tban she
bnd paid  in up to that time.
If sho had no one dependent upon
her and was concerned about herself1
only, she could secure undor thn 'TV
•Inn the name .nmrterly In on.o of
$75 for an animal payment ol $29.67
or ror a total paid in of $1097.79,-
a yearly return for life no matter
how long that may be ot nearly 30
per cent nf the sum Invested.
Marl, the enormous difference : on
the one hnnd she would require at
sixty a capital of $0000 Invented at.
live per rent to yield her an Income
of $300, wllb nil the accompanying
anxiety of mnking safe investments,
while on the other hand sho could
provide the   same   income for about
one-fifth e.f the purchase money
spread in easy payments over the
accumulating period. In ninety-nine
eases out of one hundred Bhe would
not. having regard to the recurring
temptation to uBe the money, have
tbp capital at sixty which would he
necessary to give the income. You
have only to write (postage free) to
the Superintendent of Canadian Government Annuities, Ottawa, to ob-
tain full information in regard to
this provident BCheme.
Conservatives Win.
Tho results of the recent bye-elections In Prince Kdward Island on
Wednesday, mean tho defeat of the
Liberal government. Premier PtUrs
is defeated i.y Dr. Howar (Conservative) hy a large majority. In Belfast A. McPball, Conservative, ha*
a majority of over two hundred.
Ueforo these elections the parties
stood In thc provincial bouse fourteen Conservatives and sixteen Liberals. The situation is now reversed.
Advertise in the
and reach
Let us know what you think to a
public library for Cranbrook.
District ol South-Bust Kooteuay
William Thomaa Levy, ol Gallo-
LIQUOR   ACT,   1910.
(Section Ul
j way,    B.C., by occupation a tanner, I    NOTICB is hereby given that
TAKE NO I'HE Hint li.l tu I .eoklt, I glt/, noUcc thut * lllU,nUp on the 8th  tht Brat (lay ol December next,
day ol   December next, at   2 o'clock  plication will be mailc to the Huper-
thc   altoruoou,    tu upply lo the , intendent ot Provincial Police lor re
ol Vancouver, B.C., intonda lo apply
tor a license to prospect for coul ami
petroleum on the lollowing deaOUbedI*^ater   ,. .„ ,„,   „,
lands i-Ooramoncing at a poat plant , Crallljl.uok Bi0 ,ul.
*J on tbe North lioundury ol Lot
7123, Qroup 1, Kootcnay District,
near the bank ol Sago Creek, thenco
eaat SI) chains; thence north HU
chains; thence west UU chains) thonce
aouth 80 chains to point ol commencement.
Dated Auitust   2M.li,   I'Jll.
David Jenkins, Agent. 37-ut
tns ottlce,' newal   ot   the   hotel   license to sell
(Form   P.)
Certificate ot Improvements
Mammoth Miniug Cluim, situate In
the Fort Steele Miniug Division ot
Rait Kootenny District.
Where located ;—Hall way between
Woll and Lewis Creeks.
TAKB NOTICB that I, Thos. T.
McVlttle, agent lor B. Lundin, Free
Miner'* Certificate No. 87431B, Intend, sixty days Irom dnte hereol, to
apply to tbe Mining Hccordor for a
Certificate of Improvements, for tbc
purpoae ol obtaining a Crown lirant
of the above claim.
And further take uotice that action
under section 27, must bo commenc-
•d before tlte iBsuanie ol sucb Certi-
ficate ol Improvements,
Dated this llth day ol September,
A.D.,   1911.
(Form F.)
Certificate ol Improvements
Wasa Mineral Claim, situate in tbc
Fort Steele Mining Division ot Bast
Kootenay District.
Where located :—Hull way between
Woll and Lewis Creeks.
TAKB NOTICB that I, Thos. T.
McVittie, agent lor B. Lundin, Free
Miner's Certificate No. 37437B, in
tend, sixty days Irom date hereol, to
apply to the Mining Recorder Ior a
Certificate ol Improvements, for the
purpose ol obtaining a Crown Grant
of the abovo claim.
And further take notice that action,
under section 37, must bo commenced before tbe Issuance of siuh Certificate of Improvements.
Dated tbis Illli day ol September,
A.D.,   1911.
District of Soutb-Eabt Kootem*.''
TAKE NOTICE that Florence M.
Burroughs ol Vancouver, B.C., spinster intends to apply tor a license
to proapect for coal and petroleum
on the lollowing described lands :—
Commencing at a Post planted on
the South EaBt corner ol lot 7282,
Kootenay district, thence east 80
chains; theuce north 80 chains; then
ce west 80 chains; thence soulh 80
chains, to point ol commencement,
(save and except thereout that part
covered by Lot 7330,) being surveyed Lot 7283, Group 1, Kootenay
Dated August  29,   1911.
David Jenkins, Agent. 37-9t
licenso to , liquor by retail
take uud use one-quarter cubic loot
ol water per second from Spring rle-
ing near centre of Sub-lot 7 ol lot
41190, Qroup 1, Kootcnay District,
nud which sinks on sniuu Lot.
Tbe wuter will be used on part ot
Sub-lot I of Sub-lot 7, ot lot
4590, QroUP 1, Kootenuy District heing tive (5) acres owned by the applicant, aud tho point ol diversion ls
whore suid Spring rises,
Datod   this    2llth   day ol October,
1911. 43-5t
in tbe hotel known
1 aa    the   Royul   Hotel,    situate   at
Marysville, in the province ol British
Dated   thla    28th   day ot October,
43-4t Applicant.
Indian Agent's Report For
District ol South-Bust Kootenay
TAKE NOTICE that Guy H. Klrk-
patrlck ol Vancouver, B.C., brokor,
Intends to apply lor a license to prospect for coal and petroleum on tbo
following described lands. —Commonclng at a post planted on North
West Corner of Lot 7284, Kootenay
District, thence west 80 chains;
thence soutb 80 chalne; thence enst
80 chains; thence north 80 chains to
point ot commencement, being surveyed lot 7285, Group 1, Kootenay
Dated August  30,   1911.
David Jenkins, Agent. 37-9t
Distiict ol Soutli Bast Kootenay
TAKK NOTIOB that J. Edwards
Lockie of Cobalt, Ontario, iutonds to
apply lor n llconso to prospect tor
coal and petroleum on tbo following
described lauds, Commencing at a
post planted on the South Bast corner of lot 7281) on tho dividing line
ol lot 7286 and 7287 close to a witness post marked W.P. 11.50, thence
south 80 chains, theuce west 80
chains; thence north 80 chains;
thenco east 80 chains to point ol
Doted  August   30th,   1911.
43-5t Locator.
District of South Eust Kootonay
TAKE NOTICE that Margaret GU-
lice, ol Vancouver, intends to apply
for a license to prospect lor coal and
petroleum on tlio following described
lands. Commencing nt a post planted
on the south east corner of lot 7287
tlience east 80 chains; thenco south
80 cbains, thence west 80 chains,
tlience north 80 chains, to point of
Dated August   30th,   1911.
43-5t Locator.
District ol Soutb Bast Kootenay
TAKE NOTICE that B. D. Gillies,
of Vancouver, B.C., intends to nPPly
for a license to prospect for coal and
petroleum on the following described
lands, Commencing at a Post planted
on the north enst corner of lot 7287
thence cast 80 chains, thence south
80 chains, thence west 80 chains,
thence north 80 chains to point of
Datod August   30th,   1911.
43-5t Locator
District of South Bast Kootenay
TAKE NOTICE thnt David JenklnB
of Vancouver, B.C., intends to apply
for a license to prospect for coal and
petroleum on the following described
lands, Commencing at a Post planted
on south eust corner ot lot 7284,
thence east 80 chainB, thenco nortb
80 chains, tbence west 80 chains,
thence south 80 chains to point of
commencement, .
Dated August   30th,   1911.
43-5t Locator.
LIQUOR   ACT,   1910.
(Section 42)
NOTICE is hereby glvon that, on
tho tlrst day ol December noxt, application will he made to the Superintendent ot Provincial Police lor renewal ol the liotol license to sell
liquor by rotnil in thc hotel known
liquor by retail in the botel known
as the Wasa Hotel, situate at Wasa,
ln the province ol British Columhla.
Dated this 28th day ol Octohjr,
1911. N. HANSON,
13-tt Applicant.
LIQUOR   ACT,   1910.
(Section 42)
NOTICB ls hereby given that ou
the first day af December next, application will be made to the Superintendent ot Provincial Police for renewal of tbe hotel license to Bell
liquor by retail ln the hotel known
aB the International hotel, situate
at Kingsgate, In the Province ol British Columbia,
Datod this 28th day ol October,
43-4t Applicant.
LIQUOR   ACT,   1910.
(Section  42)
NOTICB Is hereby given that on
the first day ot December next, application will be made to the Superintendent ol Provincial Police lor renewal ol the hotel license to sell
liquor hy retail ln the hotel known
as the Yahk Hotel, sltuats at Yahk,
In tho Province ol BrltiBh Columbia.
Dnted this 28th day of October,
4*1-41 Applicant.
LlCJUOR   ACT,   1910.
(Section   42)
NOTICE Is hereby given that, on
tbe flrst day ol December next, application win ue ii.a.i- to the Superintendent ol Provincial Police . -■ re
newal ot tbo hotel license to sell
liquor hy retail in the hotel known
as the International hotel, situute at
Moyie, In the Province ol Brit',*'
Dated this 28th uay uf October,
43-4t Applicant.
Great Prosperity Among Indians.
summer than was needed for the
stock. Large crops of wheat anl
oats are olio gr<jWti. The soil 1)
very rich, but Irrigation is necessary
in order to secure any good results.
Industries Taught.--As a good
knowledge of farming is necessary to
'        ~~ jr.. * lile lagans, srecial hours each   day
Cultivating Reserve. Ranching and Stock   Raising— | are devoted to  tho general work
which should be carried out on     i
well    managed     farm.       They    art
I taught the best way to cultivate the
.—— land, and how to use all the Itnple
1 inents generally found on a farm,
reapers and rakes, which are housed Besides this, they receive good train
during tho wlntor months In Bhcds. ling in dairying mil thc general can
Characteristics and Progress.—', of cowb, poultry md the like. Th
These Indians aro thc most progrcs- foreman is a competent carpenter an'
slve In the agency, with the exception of two or three ol the old men,
who still cling to thc old ways and
customs of their InrofnthcrB. The
majority aro bright, intelligent,   and
(Continued Irom Page   1)
Province ot British Columbia.
NOTICE is hereby given that all
public highways In unorganized districts, and all Main Trunk Roads
in organised Districts, are sixty-six
feet wide, and have a width of thirty-three foot on each side of the mean
straight centre line ot the travelled
Minister ot Public Works.
Department ot Public Works,
Victoria, B. C, July 7, 1911.
LIQUOR   ACT,   1910.
(Section 42)
NOTICB is hereby given that, on
the flrBt day ot December next, application will be made to the Superintendent of Provincial Police for renewal ol the hotel license to sell
liquor by retail ln the hotel known
as the North Star Hotel, situate at
Kimberley, In tho Province of British Columbia.
Doted tbis 28th clay ol October,
43-4t Applicant.
LIQUOR  ACT,   1910.
(Section 42)
NOTICE is hereby given that, on
the first day ol December next, application will bo made to tbe Superintendent of Provincial Police (or renewal 01 the hotel license to sell
liquor by retail in the hotel known
as the Moyie Hotel, Bituate at Moyle
in the Province ot British Jolumbta.
Dated this 28th day ol October,
43-4t Applicant.
LIQUOR   ACT,   1910.
(Section 42)
LIQUOR  ACT,  1910.
(Section 42)
NOTICE is hereby given that, on
the first day ol Docembor next, application will be mado to the Superintendent ol Provincial Police lor renewal ol the hotel UconBe to sell
liquor by retail tn the hotel known
as the Wardner Hotel, situate at
Wardner, in the Provinco ol British
Dated this 28th day ol October,
43-4t Applicant.
LIQUOR  ACT,   1910.
(Section 42)
NOTICE ls hereby given that, on
the llrst day ol December next, application will be mnde to the Superintendent of Provincial Police for re-
NOTICB is hereby given that, on
the first day ol December next, application will be made to tho Superintendent ol Provincial Police lor renewal   ol   the   hotel license to sell
newal ol the hotel license to sell | liquor by retail In tho hotel known
liquor by retail In tho hotel known i as the Perry Creek Hotel, situate at
as tho Central Hotel, situate at Perry Creek, ln tho Province ol Brl-
Marysville,   in   tho Province ol Brl- j tish Columbia.
Dated   this    28th   day ot October,
tish Columbia.
Datod   this
28th   day ol October,
LIQUOR  ACT,  1910.
(Section  42)
NOTICB ls heroby given that, on
the flrst day ol December next, application will be made to the Superintendent of Provincial Police for renewal of the hotel license to sell
liquor by retail In the hotel known
aa tho Imperial Hotel, situate at
Fort Steele, ln the province ol British Columbia.
Dated   thiB    28th   day ol October,
4141 Applicant.
LIQUOR   ACT,   1910.
(Section 42)
NOTICB iB horeby given that, on
the first day ol December next, application will be made to the Superintendent ol Provincial Police tor renewal ol tho hotel license to sell
liquor by retail in the hotel known
as tho' Wyctlile Hotel, situate at
Wycliffe, In the Province of British
Dated tbis 28th day ot October,
43-4t Applicant.
(Section  19)
NOTICE is hereby given that on
the flrBt day ol December noxt, application will bo made to the super-
LIQUOR  ACT,  1910.
(Section 42)
NOTIOE Is hereby given that, on
the flrst day ol December next, application will bo made to the Superintendent ol Provincial Police lor renewal ol the hotel license to sell
liquor by retail in the hotel known
as the Kootenay Hotel, situato at
the Town ol Moyle, In the Province
ol British Columbia.
Untod this 28th day ol October,
43-lt Applicant.
Temperance   and     Morality.—They
are a   good,    moral, temperate, and
law-abiding band ol Indians.
Arrow Lake Band No.   G.
Trlbo or Nation.—Theao Indians I tho baking for the school, and nls
aro Shuswaps who married Into a j make butter nnd help with lbe cook
Kootcnay family that had settled on j |ng, They are excellent workers
Arrow Lake. ' neat    und    tidy    In appearance an
Reserve.—Tho   reserve   Is   on    the; clean In their methods il work.
wost side ol Arrow lake In the West!    Moral nud Rollgloiia Training. - Th
Reserve.—Tho reserve la only
short distance from Creston, ln
West Kootcnay district, and is also
iu close proximity to the lldaho boun
dary. lt haa an area ol 1,81111
ncros, most' of which Is subject to
overflow from tho Kootenay river.
Tho narrow strip ol bench-land Is
heavily covered with timber.
Population.—Tho population ot the
band is   Lit.
Health and Sanitation.—The health
ol the band haB been fairly good.
Grippe waB prevalent during thu
siulng. owing to the changeable weather that prevailed. The village Is
situated on dry bench-land, and the
dwellings are a decided Improvement
upon thoae formerly occupied by the
Occupations.—They depend on cattle and horse raising, hunting, trapping and fishing. They are Bought
alter during the season by tho fruitgrowers, who pay them good wages
to pick and pack fruit. Tho young
men work at clearing land and getting out logs for the saw-mills ln tho
Buildings.—Tho   houses aro of logs
and   are   very   comfortable.    There
are   one   or   two    frame buildings
which have beon frequently erected
theBe are woll ventilated and lighted
Stock.—They own horaes and cattle
which tbey are making an eflort to
Farming Implements.—Tholr implements are mostly wagons, ploughs,
harrows, rakes, mowerB and garden
tools, which thoy carelully look alt
Oharacterlstica and ProgreBs.—
They are, as,a rule, Industrious and
progressive. A number spend the
summer moving Irom place to place
around the Kootenay lake, snd find
work ln the different towns and settlements.
Temperance and Morality.—They
are a temperate and moral people
and live good Uvea.
Shuswap or Klnbaaket's Band
Tribe or Nation.—TheBe Indians are
Shuswaps, who Bottled many years
ago at Windermere. Tbey formerly
belonged to thc Bhuflwnp trlbo In tbe
Okanagan agency.
ReBerve.—The reserve 1- located at
the Columbia lakeB, In Northeast
Kootenay district, and has an rrea
of 2,759 acrea of good prnlrio land
sparsely covered with timber.
Population.—Tho population of the
band ia   63.
Health and Santtatlon.-Tberc has
heen some lung disease amongst the
band, but Isolation and care bave
done much to Improve conditions.
The health ol the majority ol the
band has been lalrly good. They live
much like their white neighbors and
dresB neatly and comfortably, suited
to the climatic changeB.
Occupations—They follow farming
as their principal industry, also
Btock-raislng. A few hunt and trap,
and others act as guides to tourists
who visit the district.
Buildings.—Thc dwellings and barns
aro principally built of logs, and are
neat and commodious.
Stock.—They have woll bred horaes
and cattle, which they are improving waa lormed among the girls.      They
by a better grade of bulla and stal-have made good   progress and play
Farm Implements—Thoy own a
number of wagons, ploughB, harrows,
plumber, and under lus BUperVlslol
the hoys are aide to make all necea
saiy repairs about tbe place. Tin
boys arc also taught to repair ilieir
own shoes and bouio of tbem do fm
repairing. The girls receive a thor
ough training, whlrh mokes then
good housekeepers ami homo-makers
They nre taught to do their owe
sowing and    mending.     They do all
Kootcnay district, and bus an area
of 255 acres, which Is only suitable
Ior growing fruit and vegotablos.
Population.—The population of tlio
band ls   22.
Health and Sanitation.-The houlth
ol these Indians tor tho past year
haa been good, Tbere has been
very little sickness amongst them.
Occupations.—They cultivate small
gardens, but their time Is mostly occupied in working lor the settlors
along the lake, clearing land end
picking fruit. In tho winter and
fall they hunt, trap, fish, and are
fairly successful.
Buildings.—Their dwellings are of
dressed lumber, and are clean and
Stock.—They own no stock of any
Fnrm Implements—TheBe consist
of upades, rakes and hoes.
Characteristics and Progress.-
They are noted for their Industrious
habits, and live up to any contract
thoy may make.
Temperance and Morality.—Wtth
the exception of one or two they nre
not pivon to tbo uae of into^:'-ants,
nnd are law-abiding and seldom give
Oeneral Remarks
Tho ex-pupils of tho industrial
school are doing good work throughout the agency among their people.
They are Intelligent and Industrious,
and try to assist their relatives ln
every way, and those who employ
them find them useful and trustworthy.
Your obedient servant,
Indian Agent.
The report ol Rev. Felix Bock,
principal ol the Industrial School,
St. Eugeno, Kootcnay Agency, B.C.,
lor the year ended Mnrch   31,   1911.
Accommodation.—There Ib accommodation Ior about sixty-five pupils
in attendance, although the grant
allowed the school Is lor only fifty.
There iB no difficulty in securing
pupils, aB tho parents are anxloUB to
send their children to school.
Clnsa-room Work.-Thc programme
ol the department Is eloBely followed
Tho pupils aro quite Intelligent and
good progress ls made. They show
remarkable application to their work
and aro eager to learn.    The pupils I    MlaB F|ora 0ll((an waa a cranbrook
generally show a marked aptitude for  v|Bitor on Monday,
music.    Tho boys have a brass ban!
pupils havo linlf an I'o.ir Inatructl ill
each dny. Their careful religion.
training makes thorn honest an
straightforward, They observe thr
rules well nnd no BOrlous violation
Health and Sanitation.- The pupil
generally enjoy good hoalth. Wor
ln the open ulr and lols ol hoalthlu
exercise contribute largely to this ef
Recreation.—In winter skatltu,
coasting and hockey are the male
pastimes; while In summer football
bnsohall and swimming are kecnl'
enjoyed. There Is excellent ftsbln
In St. Mary's river, which flows neai
by, nnd the surrounding dlstrW
abounds in game of all klnda. I
great source of enjoyment la the fish
ing and hunting excursions.
Kootrnay InduBtrlnl school —	
The Kootenay Industrial school It
situate at the St. Eintrni Mission. '
miles northeast ol Crnnhrook, am'
has an area ol 33 acres which 10
longs to tho school, on which n nee
Industrial school Is being construe!
ed. In connection with this scboo'
there are 120 acres belon»lng tt
Slaters of Charity cultivated by th-
The present school comprises thrcr
Irnme buildings, occupied by s'a"
and pupils. A bakery, laundry.
shooshop nnd various outbuildings.
The water supply is taken Irom Ht.
Joseph Creek, ond Is pined Into the
buildings, nnd through a flume lor
irrigation purposes.
Fire protection is assured by chemical extinguishers, ladders, axes,
buckets, and two pipes to which hose
enn be attached.
It Is heated by wood stoves and
furnace.     Lighted by coal oil lamps
Ono of tho best and most extensive
orchards ol Southeast Kootenay nd
joins the school property.
During the summer months, large
numbers visited the Ht. Eugeno Mission, which ia located on the south
hank of St. Mary's river, anl is a
favorite spot lor recreation, historical research, hunting and fishing.
It is really rather lunny how the
man who's burning money finds a
legion of admirers any place that he
may stray. Everything be says is
witty; all the johnnies in the city
gather round bim to adore him while
there's wenlth to throw away. When
ne grows exceeding frisky in the gilded home of whisky, e'en tiie barkeeps
make confession that he has a
wenlth ol charms; and tbe peelers,
evidently, love him, lor they treat
uini gently, when his leet become entangled and he (alia into their arms.
0, the world is olt and tender to
the lavish money tpeader and he
thinks that people love blm lor hia
merits and his lace; but wben all
his wealih is melted, bo Is hustled,
he is pelted, and the barkeeps calmly kick him trom the portals ol their
nlaee. And the prople who were
smirking when bts money he waa
jerking, call him names that hurt
his feelings when he seeks a helping
'innd; and tbe haughty cops aurro'tid
him, draw their little clubs and
uound blm, load Mm in the hurry
wagon, nnd he's fined to beat Uio
band,     All the friends you gain    by
.lowing money where the booae Is
'lowing nre not worth a cent a dnjen
-they're not worth the hnlf of that;
they wlll shake you when you're
'lusted and wlll turn awar disgusted
wben, tn buy a little fodder, you at*
'empt to pass the bat.
Wardner Notes
Fred Audette has been visiting
town this week.
of which   thoy   may well be proud.
During the paat year a string    band
Harry Lapnlnte came In Irom Fort
Steole on Monday on business.
Roy Anderson   came up Irom Han
bury on Monday on a business visit.
Messrs. W. Green and W.
J. Dow
I, Frank Henry Pearson, ol Fort
Stoele, B.C., by occupation a contractor, give notice that I intend on
the 20th day ol December next, at
two o'clock in the afternoon, to apply to the Water Commissioner at
hia oflice at Cranbrook, tor a license
to tako and uae two cubic toot ol
water per second Irom Big Sand
Creek, a tributary ol Kootenay River
The water will be used on Lot
6344, Group 1, Kootenay Diatrict lor
irrigation purposes.
Datod this 7th day of November.
1911. «-9t.
LIQUOR   ACT,   1910.
(Section 42)
NOTICE is horeby given that, on
tho first dny ot December noxt, application will be made to tho Superintendent of Provincial Police 'lor ro-
lntendcnt of Provincial Police, for the | newai „• tne hotel Hcohbo to sell
renewal of tho licenso to Bell liquor j ii,|Uor by retail In the hotel known
by wholesale In and ipon the premis-1 „8 the Central Hotel, situate at
es known as the Moyle Brewery, \ Moyle, B.C., In the Province ol Brl-
Bituated at Moylo in the Province ot tlBh Columbia.
BrltiBh Oolumbla. Dated   thia    28th   day ol October,
Dated October   16th,   1911. , 1911.
43-4t applicants i 4»-4t Applioamt.
LIQUOR  ACT,  1910.
(Section 42)
NOTICB ls hereby given tbat, on
tho first day of December next, application will be made to tho Superintendent of Provincial Police lor renewal ol the hotel license to sell
liquor by retail In tho hotel known
as the Falls View Hotel, situate at
Marysville, In tho Province of British Columbia.
Dated thiB 28th day ol October,
48-4t Applicant.
British Columhla haB just reason
to congratulate her*ell on the great
victory won by her potntoes In New
York. It is indeed no small achieve
ment (or tins province, without any
ipeeinl preparation, to be able to
select at vcry short notiee Bpeclmena
vhlch could compete Biicccsslully with
tho beat grown all over the North
American continent. People living
outside this commi titty havo otto:
maercd at the agricultural possibilities which we have always contended
that we possess. The best answer
to these sneers are to be Iound In tbe
results which have been achieved.
The produce of the provinco Is earn*
'ng golden opinions aa well aa gold-
sn awards wherever It Is shown and
the latest exploit wlll serve still
further to advertise the agricultural
.oteutiallties of British Columbia.
The government and notably tbe department of agriculture Is engaged in
an excellent publicity campaign the
results of which are having a far-
reaching effect. In the credit which
the province haB ever right to claim
through the victory at the Pan-American exhibition a special word ol
praise is due to Mr. W. V. Scott,
who was Indefatigable in his efforts
to see that tbe very best specimens
were secured for forwarding to New
very creditably.
The pupils are graded as follows :
Standard  1 3,||ney went to Waldo on Ttiwday
Standard It    8  business.
Standard III 1>| 	
Standard IV    "     A  g&nK    °<    me"    trom Gallows-
Standard V    2 have been buoy putting In a new log
—! glng spur at tbe lumber mill.
Tot*'  Constable Eggleehaw returned    or
Farm and Garden.-All the vegetab- g„naay lrom   Michel but was agalr
les needed lor the use ol the school palled out of tow„ on Bun<iBy a(ter.
are raised on the Iarm.     All kinds nocm.
are grown with good success, the ve- 	
getnbleB being much lnrger than the A aon was born to Mr. and    Mrs
ordinary size.     There ls also       an ; Fred Laird on November  8.    Mother
orchard,    which  ylelda nn  abundant nnd child are reported as progressing
supply ol fruit.     The yield of hay Is fnvorably.
and more was raised the
SEALED TENDERS addressed to
the undersigned and endorsed "Tender lor alterations and additions to
Post Office fittings at Nelson, B.C."
will be received until 4.00 P.M., on
Wednesday, November' 22, 1911, for
the work mentioned.
Mr. John Anderson who has
In Calgary Ior some time and
iiects soon to move his family
that placo.
Mr. A. Sheppard who haa boen
travelling lor tho Eaat Koot-nay
Lumber Company lor Borne time
upent the week end with his lamily
In town.
Tho    friends   of    Mra.  French, the
| aged mother of Mrs. P. Rantz,    will
regret to hear   of    her death, which
ocrurred recently at the home of her
daughter In Taber, Alberta
Mr. and Mrs. T. Wotson who have
sp. nt the summer In Florida, U.S.A.
have returned to town and seem    to
prefer   our   clear, hrnclng mountain
TendorB wlll not Iib considered nn-1 climate to lhat ol thc sunny south,
less made    upon, and In accordance
with conditions   contained  in lorms
LIQUOR   AOT,   1910.
(Section 42)
NPT1CE is hereby given that, on
the first dny ol December next, application will be mBde to thc Superintendent of Provincial Police lor renewal ol the hotel llconse to Bell
liquor by retail In thc hotel known
as the Windsor Hotel, situate at
Fort Steole, In the Province ot Britlah Columhla.
Dated this 28th day ol October,
(Mt Applicant.
Mr, RS, II. McDonald welcomed
turnlshcd hy Department. |wlf(! l""1 children on Saturday,    the
Plans nnd  specifications to he wen j'«"'"". nl»vmK '*m vl"l,in|! ,or "omc
on application to Mr. Wm. Lynch,
Cnretakor, Public Building. NelBon,
Mr. Wm. Henderson, resident architect, Victoria, B.C., and nt tho Department ol Public Works, Ottnwa.
Bach tender muat be accompanied
by an accepted cheque on a charter
oil bank, payable to the order ol the
Honourable tho Minister ol Public
Works, equal to ten per cent. (lOp.c.)
ol the amount of tbe tender.
By order,
Department of Public Works,
Ottawa, November   8,   1911.
tine in Hcotland.     They were delay
ed on the   way   on   account ol thc
children having contracted the meas
le , from which disagreeable malady
th.iy are how recovering.
Following are the ore shipments
from mines In the Cranbrook dis-
trict lor thc weok nnd year to date ;
St.   Eugene    19   2,033
Society  (Itrl    43      520
Odd Lengths snd Lumber Wattes
Wo know it costs a great deal more
to build now than It did thirteen or
fourteen years ago. Tbo house wa
could heve put up then tor two thousand dollars will cost about thlrty-
tlvo hmdrcd now, tor the price of all
leading building materlala taken together haa advanced seventy-three
ner cent since 1897. White pine
ham boards that you could have
bought then lor sixteen dollars a
thousand averaged above thirty-eight
dollars last year; yellow pine tiding
that In 1697 was eixtoen dollars and
a half is now thirty dollars; wblte
quartered oak haa gone from fifty*
four to eighty-eight dollars. This
haa been painfully Impressed upon
everyone who baa recently built anything, Irom a fence to a stable, and
with general prosperity more people
are building. The lumber output
last year came to seven hundred mil*
lion dollars.
But among all those who lelt the
pinch ol higher prices, hardly any
one stopped to consider whether ht
could uae a acantling thirteen or fifteen feet long, Instead ol tourtoen or
sixteen. The Department ol Agriculture did think ol that, however, and
aet to work among some lumber
manufacturers. The subject waa discussed at a recent convention of
Southern lumber-makers and the experiment of putting odd lengths of
lumber on the market has begun.
Trees, of course, do not all grow to
the same height; but by general and
long-eBtablUbed custom, boards and
timbers were sold, only in even
lengths. Thus, Irom a certain log,
good clear boards fifteen leet long
might have been cut; but nobody
asked lor fifteen loot boarda and,
thereiore, one foot was sawed off and
thrown away to make tha boards
measure fourteen (eet. Howevtr, in
buying those fourteen-foot board! wt
paid lor the one loot that waa
thrown awny.
Generally speaking, every trade will
give us Juat what wo want 11 we can
pay lor It. Tbe lumber trade, for
example, will cut a flfteenfoot-nlne-
Inch log Into fourteen-foot hoards for
us, hut it will charge us lor wbat It
throws away—Just as the grocer wbo
buys a basket ol our tomatoes will
send bis delivery wagon six bloeka
in one direction to deliver half a
down of them at his customer's door
and lour blocks In another direction
to deliver hall a doaen to that cut-
tomei, hut tho cost nl that delivery
is added to the cost ot the tomatoes
somewhere. Either we wbo produced
the tomatoes pay lor It, or tbe customer nays. And right here Is where
tbe high cost ol living problem mutt
be tackled. We havo been used to
buying or selling things In a certain
wny, nnd It seems ratber moro convenient to huy or sell tn that way,
but these customary, unquestioned
i ways conceal a vast amount ol watte
i Tho problem It to discover tbe fMU
111  2,661 and stop it.
*  I
t       LOCAL  NEWS.
Kilhy frames pictures.
Good toys at reasonable priceB C.
0. 8.
P.  Lund of  Wardner,  was in town
'    Kilby frames picture*.
I   Good toys at reasonable prices
0. S.
(J. Skead ol Wardner,
was in town
railway  hoyn.
was    payday    for    the
Kilhy frames pictures.
G. W. Griffin uf Hamilton, wi
town  Monday.
Heal Turtle Soup at Kink's
Food Grocery.
H. Wilson ol Vancouver, was    ii
tho city Thur-wlay.
W. A. Sterling of Oalgwy, was a'
the Cranhmok Thursday.
H.  Lyle and Adam Reid of Winnl
peg, were nt the Oranbrook Tuesday
1». J. Kvant* of Moyie, was in town
Chas.  Allen of Winnipeg,  was      in
town Tuesday.
J.  Stannart of Wasa,  was in    tho
city Wednesday.
J.   A. Foley of Toronto,  was      in
| town Wednesday.
W. H. Crawford of Creston, was in
the city Tuesday.
W. Taylor of Quebec,  waa at     the
Cranbrook Tuesday.
B, C. Bnow Apples No.    1 grade ,t.
Fink's Pure Food Grocery.
Mr. George Watson of Fort Steelo,
was in town Friday.
!    M.  S. Middleton ol Nelson, wns in
i the city Wednesday.
.   c. o, s.   is   narking   In   a large
I shipment of Xnms toys this week.
T.  H.  l/mninRton. of Thunder Hill,
was in the city Mondny.
I    Kilby frames picture!.
0. J, A. Armlngton and J. Larklns ol
| Calgary, spent Siuday last in Cranbrook.
J.  Hell of Winnipeg,
the Crnnbrook  Wed-
Mr. and Mrs.
were guttata at
(iood toys at reasonable prices C.
0. S.
Mr. and Mrs. N. Y.. Broley of Vancouver, were Oranbrook visitors on
A.    Heller,    M.
Davis of Wyollfle,
The arena  skating
en. nnd large crowds
Smith    and G. M.
were in Oranbrook
ink is now op-
are nightly   in
MISSING—59 books   for   our
library.  Have you got oue "
A hookey ten ..
Cranbrook next week.
H. Fox of   Oalgary,
Cosmopolitan Monday.
The wood .'iid coal  meu were much
be formed    at ' in evidence during the past week.
K.   P.     llureas.   of  Boston,   Mass.,
was at the Cranhrook Sunday lasL.
Mr. ami Mrs. j. Bryan ol Ooour d' ,
Alone, Idaho, were Cranbrook visit-
OM Monday.
W.   H.   Sterling  and   A    K   Johnson
of Calgary, were registered at     bbe
Cranbrook Tuesday.
Polly Prim, the perfect cleaner In
valuable to every housekeeper, tfamp-
boii a Manning-
J. a. Tanner and Wm. Qoanell, ol
Nelson,  were registered at ihe Crauhrook  Sunday last.
was at     the
Constable    Harnns    ot    Marysville.
was in town Monday.
"Hooper    up Sandy"  Is now heard
nightly at the curling rink.
Minutes    of    last    regular  meeting
were rend and adopted.
Mr. and Mrs. H. R, Mather of Fort
Steele, were Cranbrook visitors Fit
Mr. and Mrs. Howard of Winnipeg.
1 were guests at the Cr:.nbrook Tues-
1 day.
W. H. Sbiraiy,
Bastport, Idaho,
J. H. Wilson ami W.
Spokane, were guests
brook  Sunday  last.
m. Nelson and Bl, Cameron
gary, were registered at ths
polltan  Wednesday.
c c. a
lh    marking   ii
Xmas toys tlu
Jl Cal-
a Large
1 mining man fron.
was .n town Tues
The curling rtnk Is n fairly
condition and members are ei
the "Roarin' game."
H.  W.  Davis,   postmaster at
clt He, was In tbe city Monday.
Wolfe River Apples—the large, red
tempting kind at Fink's Pure Fool
Mr. and Mrs. Otto Weisner of
Wardner, were Cranhrook visitors on
Chiribmers in Ook and
Maple    To Set? '.. *m is to  Buy
East Kootonny Produce and
Provision House
Of    the    P. Burn.-;
Wednesday for Cal
Vou are respectfully requested
call and Inspect our new stock     or i
moulding.     50    samples    to    choose'
R.  H.   Donellan
Company, left on
Daily .shipments of hot ho'.iee let
tuce, celery and radishes. Oampbell
& Manning.
Kilby frames pictures.
We are prepared to frame anything
Ij; I from a nutshell to a church steeple.
■H^-H-frtH-f-l-l 1 114 I 11-f-H--t-Hl-l r| | | H-H
Full and Complete
Stock.      Also  Hockey ji
Sticks, Pucks and
F. Parks & Co. j!
Hardware, Stoves,
House Furnishing Goods
CRANBROOK,       -       British Columbia   :•
•,i.^.1.^+,fr.H..-4-l-l-M--t--r. I | I H I l++***+*+++++>-+++
Italian   Chestnuts   at F nk's
Food Grocery.
Mr. and Mrs. K. 0. Smith an.
M.   E.   Mott  of  Wyclifle.   were
brook visitors Wednesday.
Mr. »nd  Mm   T. t. McVlttle
an l
Miss Galbraith of Fort Str-cle,
Oranbrook visitors Tuesday.
WANTED—Three furnished rooms,
for Hunt housekeeping. Address Box
M, Cranbrook, or Prospector Orllce.
A. E. Watts and E. Watts ol
Wattshnre;, were ln town Tuesday attending the Conservative Convention.
H. W. Drew, Alei. Taylor aod D.
McFarlane were in town Tueaday as
delc(*ate» to the Conservative convention.
A very full line of Heinz plcklee,
catsup and relishes. Campbell A
Yes, the weather ib r little unpleasant, but a call at The Prospector
Orllce might result In your getting
that   I1G prite.
Cranbrook will be well represented
at the big Conservative Convention
which wlll be held in New Westminster next week.
R. T. Richardson, A. Doyle, and A.
B. Fenwiek of Fort Hteele, were ln
town Tuesday attending the Conservative convention.
The   C. 0. 8. is
with Xmas toys.
stocking   heavy
P. F. Johnston, of Moyie, waB ln
the city Monday on business.
Stoves, Ranges. We have sold
dozens and not a complaint. We
Guarantee the finish, quality and
East Kootenay Produce and
Provision Bouse.
The plumber waB the busiest
ln town last week.
j By the looks of things Santa Claus
wlll have his headquarters at the C.
C, S. this season.
j Ceorr:e Smith, clerk at the Cran
brook has been confined to his home
this weed,    suffering    from a severe
'rase of rheumatism.
00N8IDBR-I1 you Bad a public library in Cranbrook how many more
books and sources of Information
would he at your disposal.
Tbere will be a meeting of the
Cranbrook Conservative Association
In the Royal Hotel Parlors on next
Mondny evening at   8.30 p.m.
The    0.  C.   S.
with Xmafl toys.
is   storking   heavy
Our Cutters and Sleighs
Get one Now
The Season has just begun
The Cranbrook Trading Co., Ltd.
WOK—Perhaps on your shelves there
lay one of the 55 missing books
that will make a valuable addition
to Cranbrook's public library.
1 T. R. Patterson of Spoknne, arrlv-
i ed in f'rnnbrook Tilosday and will
take rharge of the J. XI. McBride
: hardware business ns manager.
DELIBERATE! - The possibilities
I which are attached to the freer dls-
| trlbutlon of the right kind of
books obtained from a public lib-
!   rary.
1 By tho looks of things Santa Olnus
' will have his headquarters at the C.
i C. S. this season.
' Make haute and have your photo
I taken In a beautiful Xmas style at
i the Albert Art Photo Stmllo by M.
■ Paul!, who expects to leave for Itnss-
! land shortly.
Sweet  Brier Breakfast Bacon
Fink's Puis Food Grocery.
Putting Away
i For Customers )
Every Day
Why   Not Yours?
I ors h\ Mall prompt.) attends
n you  have noi  one  ol ou
aloguei "■■.nd for one nl   onci
J. Austin ol Klko, wun iu town on   *t~H HH "l-M-H* 1 I M I * * H* *"H"H-H I I M"t ***» t t Hfrfr
A. K, Green oi Vancouver, wna   in
town Tueaday.
r.  Pedoricku ol Toronto,  was    in
town Bunday ■*■'••■
A   trial   order   will   convince you  «
tbnt We are hare with the goods, No'*
order too large or too munll to   receive careful attention, Oampbell    .4
Kilby frames pictures
Electric Restorer for Men
Phosphonoi pjff"*g SSSont'SSfiS ■
vim and vitality, hnaiatare il«i? aud til sexual |
(rtftknou  •mnt.Hl ut imi*.    riinM|t1nmnl will i
iuiko)-<.i 11U..W iii.ui.   I'ikc III n l«»)i. itrl wn l«l
15    ai tile I ii mi* mKlifii    Tlt*» N*.-«ln*ll Dmtf
*>**., at. t-alhnr.ii.il, Onl.
Holy War Declared On
EUox&ndrla, lllgypt 'the long
dreaded hoi) wat against OhfUtlana
in Tripoli haa »i lasl boen formally I
Porter ol
the Oran
d toyi nt rational le pi leea 0,
0. h
j   ii   Caslake haa moved Into hie
aev  houae on Hanson  Aven ie
Y. a   Corvell   ol    Spokane  ipenl
Sunday   hist   m   Orauhl ooh.
\V. j. Liutoo ol Vancouver, waa a
i*uest Ht the Oranbrook Sunday last,
doolarod hy the MusBlnum trlboamon,
according to roporte rocslyed have
todnj Twenty thouBnnd Bousl trlb*
I'l'iiuHi. the florcoat ol the desert,
were preparing to march agaluel tin'
[taltattB, Thoy have boon enlisted
by the agents of the Turkish govern
ment an I   are   well equipped     with
ftualit    il ••'    then   Price
mr uew Pui utture Dept.
Eitsi Kootenay Produc
ProvBiuii Houso
The  Fernie  strike hat* ended  nnd  it
1 w expected that the men wtll be at
Bird's Eye  work by next Monday.
J,  A,
l in th
QUUspte, ol \ ..ikoi
1 real estate bUBlne
r,  who
T. R. Patterson of St. Jolm, N.B.,
and J. C. l.eth oi" Montreal, were at
the Cranbrook Tuesday.
ed m Cranhrook Sunday last.
W.   W.   KILBli
Holiday novelties and toys are boms displayed this week and sclcc-
; tions should he made early so as to
; avoid the rush later on. You make
1 your selections and the dealer will
set them aside for you.
Make haste and have your photo
taken in a beautiful Xmas style tu
the Albert Art Photo Studio hy M.
PaUll, whu expec.tr. to leave for Roasland shortly.
By the looks of things Santa Claus
will have his headquarters at the 0,
C, S. thiB season.
Cranbrook Census.-*- We arc of the
opinion that the municipal council
should take steps to have the city
enumerated. We have been estimating a population of over 3,500, and
tbe figures compiled hy the Dominion
seemB to be radically wrong.
Johnathan, Crimes Golden, Homan
Beauty and Wagner Apples, every apple in box guaranteed. Campbell &
R. it, T. Galbraith, Indian Agent,,
passed through Cranhmok Wednesday
on his way home to Fort Steelo
from an official visit to the Tobacco
Plains Indians.
The annex to the Imperial hotel on
Armstrong avenue is being constructed. It will be a three story structure, the two upper stories being reserved for the guests of the hotel,
and the lower floor nnd basement for
a general merchandise store.
No more pleasing announcement
can he made in a the'atrieal sense
than for ub to say that the Allen
Players who have been at the auditorium this week fulfilled all expectations and gave a series of attractions that has pleased theatre-goers
and filled the auditorium nightly.
8 piece Parlor Set at $28 00 is
■ino of the many bargains to be
found nt tho Furniture Department
•   East Kootenny Produce and
Provision Houso
Miss Verna Felton is a fresh stir*
prise in every performance whether
in comedy or drama she shows qualities that are often not to be found
in one supposedly class artist. A
special-feature of her acting is ihr
naturalness and case of notion with
which she portrnya her characters.
Nothing but words nf praise ran he
said of her.
Dr. de Van's Pemale Pilli
A reliable French regulator; never (nili. The nt
pillt are exceedingly powerful in regulating thl
Rci.erf.tive purlin*, of tin* icninli: nvntem, Refund
all cheap tniiut.ti.ii. Dr. •!• Van'e ere mid ul
*.*. *i l.n\, nr three lor tlU. Mailed to any ad-'lrr-*.*-,
Tb* aoabell Drug Co., Bt, Catharinea, On*
A Bargain Indeed
It would be impossible to figure
what B benefit the. Family Herald and
Weekly Htar of Montreal has been to
the west. It affords the greatest
amount of genuine good reading for
every member of the fnmily and its
benefits to the farming community In
Its agricultural pages are worth hundreds of thousands of dollarH overy
year. It Is not. merely ft theoretical
paper. It is n practical farm paper
In every respect, and there is no fnr-
mer in Canada who cannot profit hy
reading It. Two cents a week, ono
dollar n year—tho price of one bushel of wheat for a whole yeur's subscription to that great paper, not to
speak o( tho beautiful premium picture "Home Again," size 23x30 in.,
ready for framing. It mukes one
wonder if the publishers pay their
paper bills. Any home in thla wes-
j tern country that doea not receive
at 1 the Family Herald and Weekly fitar
tor   1912 wlll miss & bargain Indeed.
.Tripoli wuh the aim ol getting
socrot Ingrosa Into Tripoli and mas-
i snoring tim italinn garrison of 80,-
: 000 men, a plan hns been discovered
tonight of tunnelling beneath tho
city's outer wall trom t, date plantation on the plains south of the Italian outposts. Intermittent skirmishes between tho Arabs and Italians
still continue,
Constantinople.—Tho acting gover-
I uor of Smyrna litis telegraphed that
130 Italian warships (,t' various types
: have been sighted ofl the island of
i CarpntUa which is northeast ol Crote
[Turkey has notified the powers thro-
! ugh their ambassador bere that in
; the event of Italian aggression in the
j Aegean Sea she will be compelled to
expel all Italians from Turkey.
It is reported that the Italian
i aeroplano which has been doing
'scouting    work    around   Tripoli has
been destroyed by the fire from    the
Turkish artillery.
Fargo, N.D.—Four thousand Turk
ish farmers in Morton county west
of Fargo, incited by the press di,
patches alleging the massacre of
Turkish women anl children in Trl-
■lO.I, have decided to leave at once
for their home country and spend
everything in aiding tbeir countrymen in the battles with Italy. They
have sent a representative to this
city who is now in communication
with the Turkish ambassador at
Washington arranging, it is said, for
the Immediate transportation of
these Turks. They are ready to
drop everything and go to Turkey.
According to reports the excitement
amongst the Turks is intense.
The farmers have been living here
for three or four years, heing placed
on the farms by the colonization
companies. They were brought direct from Turkey by ft colonizing company.     All of them are woll to do.
Washington.—The crisis in PerBta
involves the peace of all countries In
which Mohammedans have found a
footing, according to Information
reaching official circles in Washington from various parts of the east.
Thc ultimatum from Russia to Persia, that an apology must be made
for the seizure of tbe property of thc
deposed shah's brother Ib the culmination, apparently, of developments
that have heen steady since American financial experts were selected by
the new nationalist government to
attempt thn regeneration of the finances nnd commerce of Persia.
It ts claimed here that the grunt
to Mr. Bhuater, as treasurer general
of complete executive power, did
much to irritate Russia, as did the
vigorous assertion by Mr. Shuster
and the Persian assembly of the complete independence of that country
and Its refedoin from any obligation
to Russia or Great Britain.
There is now a disposition among
leaders of MohnmmedUm. to construe
the eontlmi'd attacks upon Persia
and the situation in Tripoli. Morocco
and parts of India as a concerted assault on the Mohammedan people.
PerBia is regarded as the brains of
the Mohammedan faith. Although the
country has only 15,000,000 Inhabitants its history and influence are regarded with veneration by the 300,-
000,000 Mohammedans of Europe,
Asia and Africa.
While a holy war ie not considered
Imminent, the situation Is complicated.
■ Commissioner Rods is conducting
the annual congress of the Halv*uton
Army in Vancouver, Thursday 23rd
November, in this work tho Commissioner will bo assisted by several
other oflicers of ihe Army. CnpUln
Stride of Crnnbrook, will leave on
Mondny to attend and will he nway
from Oranbrook about two weeks.
Vegetable! -Remember your Winter Stock. Wo hnvo tilt* wook unloaded a car and tho ko'.pitiff quality is perfect, and the Prices aro bo
low that people wonder how wn cnn
poBBlbly live nfter paying exponeoB.
EaBt Kootenny Produce and
Provision Houao
We are now ready t<> do all kinds ot
1 ..iiiihIi') work tjuickly and by the
most approved and sanitary methods
Free Mending
For all Gentlemen's apparel
Laundry promptly Called
for and Delivered
Watch for the Announcement   :
of our Formal Opening Day
to the Ladies of (.ranbrook
Inspection by tlie General public invited
at any time,
Gentlemen!   Don't forget we   ii
sew your buttons on FREE!   J
Give us a trial       I'hone 55
Gold Standard :
Teas and Coffee '
Our whole time is devoted to your wants in the
Grocery line therefore we absolutely guarantee every
article that leaves our store.
We will thank our customers to advise us if at any
time goods are received that are not No. i quality.
Staple and Fancy Grocers
♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦•>♦» #■ **********tt ***** ************
rl)r1l1li1ii.llfl-rnt*nlllla.tiil,itiitiit.il1.liiti,l.,lirl..l..t.      itnti.tiili.liif i.iift  rtl.l i.t I, l.rt.ilnl ..t,. ta.1 .rl..l..j.,t,
A Meeting of the Cranbrook Conservative
Association will be held in the Royal Hotel Parlors
on Monday Evening.  November 20th,  at X:,}o p. ni.
Matters of Importance will be discussed.
J. D. Mc Bride, Pres.
A. B. Grace, Sec'y
'I "I* ***' !*'"" I'•|**|**|" f **■ r'l" f *!' **' ******* I" I" r t*t 1tt'MhH*H'T'Mtt*HH'ttMt
We Are Waiting
For You
to make your first meat purchase at
this market. The longer you keep
from making it, thc more pleasure oi
eating prime meats you will miss.
Mow about Homo chops o< a at.eait
for tomorrow'h breakfast '* Jum coma
and we how tempting they ar«». Anl
they'll tattte even hotter then tbey
P.   BURNS   &  CO.
Pboru 11
P. 0. Boi I
Best Cigars in
O. K. Barber Shop
Scobell's Liquor, Tobacco
and Dru-c Cure $»'A%
Alcohol, Tobacco and Ilnif;.. Il counteracts tlie
edc-cta almoat inRtently—romov,..*. all craving..
AftettiikliiK the treatment lliu,. wlll never be nny
need tiMrlnlc intoxicant, or me drugs again. Can
ne given .ccrclly.  We, h.va yet to hear of ona
(nlliire. Mailed under aeimratn cover to any.ad-
dre.!t. I'rlre 15.00 bolt, or B lioxei lor »1010. Tr -
IMMiball Urn*. Co., (tt. Ca.tha.lnta, Out,
Meet your Chrlntmns proMiits
Irom our stork of hnntliialntod or
Umoi'lHi1 China, It. nlwayi* iilcam'ti.
I'limplmll & Manning.
C. Loneburit of Nelnou, C. Burton
of Vancouver, J. L. H. Gorman ol
.''ultrary, and J. A.' Wilkinson of Toronto, were registered at tbe Cran
brook Monday.
Coal!   Coal!
C. H. Trites
General Coal Merchant
Orders taken for Coal
and delivered promptly
Phone 139   P. O Box 86


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